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Sociology A level at Chew Valley School

Course description

A lively and popular course which supports all other A level courses. A fascinating examination of social groups and topics such as Families and Households, Education, Crime and Deviance and Beliefs in Society.

Course content

The course aims to give the students the opportunity to apply Sociology to contemporary society and their own experiences. The course enables students to study aspects of our and other societies and analyse the processes and structures that operate.

Entry requirements

Any student with an interest in the social world around them. A grade C in English Language at GCSE.


AS level:
- Module 1 Families and Households (worth 40% of AS or 20% of A level) assessed in January
- Module 2 Education and Sociological Methods
(worth 60% of AS or 30% of A level) assessed in June

A2 level:
- Module 3 Beliefs in Society (worth 20% of A level assessed in January of Year 13
- Module 4 Crime and Deviance and Sociological Theory and Methods.
(worth 30% of A Level) assessed in June of Year 13

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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