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Sociology - A Level at Canon Slade CofE School

Course description

What does the course aim to do?

To provide an insight into British social life and social issues.

To provide a theoretical and empirical background with which to examine British social life.

How will I study?

• Lectures

• Discussion

• Data analysis and interpretation

• Reading and note-taking

• Essay writing

Course content

• Family and Household

• Education with sociological theory and methods

• Crime and Deviance with sociological theory and methods

• Sociology of Beliefs

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English and Mathematics plus 3 A*-C grades at GCSE with a points score of 5.5+ (which equals roughly 4xB/6 and 4xC/5), from the top 8 GCSEs taken in the first sitting.


Paper1 – 2 hour exam

Education with sociological theory and methods

Paper 2 – 2 hour exam

Family and Household Sociology of Beliefs

Paper 3 – 2 hour exam

Crime and Deviance with sociological theory and methods

Future opportunities

This is a popular A Level and degree subject. It has many specifically vocational applications including: the Public Services and Administration, the Caring Professions, Medicine, Law and Education. Sociology is an A Level which leaves future options very open.

Further information

Am I suited to this subject?

You will need to have:

• A general interest in current affairs and social issues.

• Confidence with written language.

• An analytical mind able to organise and interpret information.

• Self-discipline and personal motivation to read and study independently.

What will I need to do myself?

• Reading and note-taking

• Essay writing

• Daily reading of a quality newspaper/ on-line news site

• Pay attention to current affairs in the media

Why should I come to Canon Slade to study Sociology?

Pass rates are consistently at 100% .

Notice for Prospective Students

Confidence with written language as there is great emphasis on English and essay writing in this subject

Additional information from Mr M Cripps  

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

For more information about this course contact us directly on 01204 333343

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: 01 November 2016
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