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Sociology A Level at Beths Grammar School

Course description

The Sociology course will help you understand human society by giving you the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary sociological debates, theories and methods. You will reflect on your own experiences and develop skills that will enhance your ability to participate more effectively in adult life. You will build upon an understanding of basic sociological ideas such as culture, norms, values, status, role and socialisation and learn to tackle issues such as why we live in families and why we have rich and poor. You will develop the ability to interpret and analyse information presented in various ways, and learn to evaluate arguments, theories, values and ideologies. You will also learn to organise and present a critical argument with relevance, clarity and coherence.

Course content

A Level

Paper 1 Education with Theory and Methods

Written exam. 2 hours. 33.3% of A Level.

  • Education: short answer and extended writing

  • Methods in Context: extended writing

  • Theory and Methods: extended writing

    Paper 2 Topics in Sociology

    Written exam. 2 hours. 33.3% of A Level.

  • Families and Households

  • Beliefs in Society

    Paper 3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

    2 hour written exam comprising 33.3% of A Level


Entry requirements

Grade 6 at GCSE in English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beths Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2018
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