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Sociology at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form

Course description

This course focuses on the study of society and allows you to acquire the knowledge and critical understanding of contemporary social structures and processes. You will reflect on your own social experience and be able to see the connections between the nature of sociological thought and methods of sociological enquiry.

Course content

Why are women less likely to commit crime? Does the TV news tell us the truth? Why do religious cults exist? How does your home background affect your performance at school? If you want to know the answers to these questions, then Sociology could be for you. Throughout the course students will study both individuals and groups in society, and the various factors that affect human relationships.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's Grade 4 or above. In addition, Grade 5 in English and 5 in Mathematics, with a 4 in Science at GCSE.


Assessment is by written examinations.

Future opportunities

Sociology can lead to a wide range of careers although it is especially useful for those people thinking about going into personnel work, teaching, business, journalism, the socio-medical field, administration and social research.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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    • Sixth Form
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