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Sociology A Level at Southmoor Academy

Course description

The study of Sociology focuses on contemporary society and fosters the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. Students are encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.

Course content

Over the course, you will:

• acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes

• appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate

• understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process

• develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society

• develop a lifelong interest in social issues.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 6 in both English and Maths


Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southmoor Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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