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Sociology A level at The Bourne Academy

Course description

Sociology is a very popular A level option and study in the subject offers a very sound academic base to take with you into higher education and the world of work. If you are interested in the society we live in and how it works (or in some cases doesn’t!) then A level Sociology is the course for you.

We begin by looking at ourselves and the role we play within our society. Culture and identity are explored as we uncover what is expected of us and how we behave in return. We will study the family and how it has evolved through time linking this with strong sociological theories such as Marxism and Feminism. We focus our studies on inequality in our society and try to offer solutions which encourage fierce debate. We conclude our course with a study of crime, the reasons for it and the solutions to counter it,

Course content

At AS level there are 2 exams:

  • Paper 1: Socialisation, culture and identity.1h 30 minutes
  • Paper 2: Researching and understanding social inequalities. 1h 30 minutes

At A level there are 3 exams:

  • Paper 1 Socialisation, culture and identity. 1h 30 minutes
  • Paper 2: Researching and understanding social inequalities. 2h 15 minutes
  • Paper 3: Debates in contemporary society. 2h 15 minutes

Entry requirements

Students will need to have 5 or more GCSE’s at grade C or above. There is a strong written element to this course so a good grade in English Language is imperative.

Future opportunities

A level Sociology is a subject by many young people who wish to continue their studies at university. With a strong emphasis on debate, essay writing and critical evaluation; Sociology is considered a very valuable subject with universities and employers. Careers for those with Sociology A level include; Government and civil service, health and education, business and commerce and many more!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years