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Sociology A-Level at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The first year of this course is an AS level qualification and consists of 2 units of study. The student may continue to study for a second year in order to gain an A2 qualification. Sociology is the study of human behaviour in groups. It examines what is needed to allow us to get along together, and the divisions and prejudices that keep our society from being more united. We look at changes in family life, education, crime, religion and research methods. By studying topics like these, sociologists create theories to help explain human behaviour and how society functions. Sociology is a new subject for most students. It will help you to understand the world in which you live and your place in it. You will learn to think analytically, assess evidence, design research, and become skilled at presenting arguments, both orally and in written form. The units studied at AS level are: • Unit 1: The Family • Unit 2: Education with Research Methods The units studied at A2 level are: • Unit 3: Beliefs in Society • Unit 4: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades including a B grade in RS or a Humanities subject


All units are assessed by written data response examinations.

Future opportunities

Higher level study or employment in management training, teaching, market research, public relations, the legal profession, psychology, social work, youth work, journalism, the police, probation services, nursing, catering, the civil service and human resources.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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