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Sociology A level at Cramlington Learning Village

Course description

Sociology is challenging and an exciting subject. Sociology observes the everyday experiences of people in groups and seeks to explain the patterns it uncovers. It also charts social trends which may help us to understand the dilemmas of modern life. The Sociology course covers a range of topics from families and households - changing relationships and developments in childhood, education and research methods - social class and educational achievement, investigating the nature and impact of the mass media on modern society - news production, media effects, media violence and media representation and crime and deviance - examining social class and crime. In order to be successful you need to be properly prepared for this course. You will need to be prepared to read extensively and be able to write about topic and issues in depth.

Course content

In year 12 students study three main topics:
Families and Households
Research Methods

In year 13 students study three main topics:
Mass Media
Crime and Deviance
Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSEs across a range of subjects.


All modules are assessed by written examination. At the end of year 12 students will sit two 90 minute exams. This leads to an AS qualification in Sociology. At the end of year 13 students will sit three 120 minute exams. This will lead to an A Level qualification in Sociology.

Future opportunities

This course is a very useful qualification for any occupation which involves working with people such as journalism, law, business management, teaching and the police.

For those wishing to proceed to Higher Education, Sociology is useful for the study of subjects such as Law, Politics, History, English and other Social Science subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cramlington Learning Village directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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