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Sociology A Level at Community School

Course description

Sociology is for you if you are interested in the social behaviour of people and how society shapes our identity and experience. We discuss, read and write about sociological questions such as:
Is society fair?
Is society harmonious or is it in constant conflict?
Why do some people commit crime?

Course content

- In Year 12 we study two major institutions in society:
- Unit One: Education
- Unit Two: Families and Households
- Alongside this, we study the major theoretical perspectives within sociology including Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism and the core research methods used by sociologists.

- In Year 13 we study two new areas of society:
- Unit 3: Crime and Deviance
- Unit 4: Religion and Belief.
- We continue to study both research methods and sociological theory in year 13 as well as revisiting the two topics of Year 12.

Entry requirements

An interest in social issues and an enjoyment of reading and research. In addition, you will need to be able to communicate effectively in extended written answers, with a GCSE in English at Grade 4 (C) or above.


AS is assessed by 2 x 90 minute exams in May of Year 12
A Level is assessed by 3 x 2 hour exams in June of Year 13
Students who continue from AS to A Level are required to pass all three Year 13 exams.

Future opportunities

Sociology is an academic subject and is accepted by all top Universities. Sociology is an excellent preparation for Higher Education and for career paths such as Law, the Police, Market research, Politics, Education, Medicine, Media and Social work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 May 2017

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