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Sociology AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School

Course description

AS Level:

You will acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and structures and learn to appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate. You will also gain an understanding of sociological methodology and a range of research methods. The course will help you reflect on your own experience of the social world and develop your written and presentation skills.

A Level:

The course will focus on contemporary society using appropriate comparative and historical materials. You will gain a deeper understanding of the connections between the nature of sociological thought, methods of sociological enquiry and substantive sociological topics. You will also learn to write about them in a detailed, coherent and sophisticated fashion.

Course content

AS Level:

Unit 1: Education and methods in context.

Unit 2: Research methods and families & households.

A Level:

Unit 1: Education with theory and methods

Unit 2: Families & households and beliefs in society

Unit 3: Crime and deviance with theory and methods

Entry requirements

For this course you will normally need at least a grade 4.5 in English language and a B in a humanities subject at GCSE.


Assesment is by exam in May.

Future opportunities

Sociology A level teaches students about society and encourages you to evaluate research methods. Students wanting to take the subject further at degree level can either study sociology as a single degree or combine it with many other areas of study, including politics, psychology or philosophy. It is useful for any career which involves working with people. Previous students have gone on to study subjects ranging from anthropology to criminology at university and have taken up a variety of careers from law to teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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