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Sociology A Level at Benfield School

Course description

Sociology is the study of society and human behaviour and explores how society influences us to become the people that we are.  It is a fascinating subject for people with questioning minds as it looks beyond what we consider to be "normal" and encourages students to "get behind the scenes."

Course content

Sociology develops a greater understanding about the world we live in and answers a lot of big questions through studying topics and themes such as crime, families, politics, education, religion, media, identity, power, social class, age, gender and ethnicity.

Future opportunities

Sociology is a respected academic subject that is valued by Universities and employers.  It is an extremely useful qualification in a number of careers such as Law, Jourmalism, Teaching, Social Work, Police, Nursing, Probation Work etc.  Many students go on to study Sociology at University, often combining it with subjects such as Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, History and Geography.

Further information

Sociology is a very popular, yet demanding subject.  Sociology students should have an interest in social and political issues, plus current affairs.  Successful Sociologists have the confidence and willingness to participate in discussions and debates, are open-minded and respect the views of others.  You will be expected to write effectively and develop sophisicated essay writing skills.  It will improve your skills of interpretation, analysis and evaluation which are essential to all A-Level and degree courses.  Sociology will encourage you to be more critical in your thinking; to be able to assess the value of arguments and explanations and it will enable you to explore ideas in great depth.  It will encourage a greater respect and understanding of people, opinions and cultures. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

Key information

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