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Sociology at St Wilfrids Catholic High School

Course description

This course develops an understanding of how society works.  What makes up our social world and how we can understand and make sense of society.

Course content

This course develops an understanding of how society works. What makes up our social world and how we can best understand and make sense of society. Sociology does this by focusing on a number of different topics such as: crime and deviance, the family, religion and education. In each topic we will look at sociological explanations for that part of society and ask whether society works in a harmony with itself or is in conflict for example. Within each topic we will also look at dimensions of Gender; Class; Age; Race and Ethnicity.


Entry requirements

5 good GCSEs, ideally you will have a 5 in English or an equivalent subject.



Sociology is a linear A level. Students will take three two hour exams at the end of the two years. There will ongoing internal assessment across the two years to measure and gauge progress including mock examinations.


Future opportunities

If you study sociology at A level or at degree level - there are many jobs that you can pursue: sociology is very valuable for the roles of police officer; social worker; care worker; teacher; nursery worker; personnel / human resources worker; probation worker. Sociology is the third most popular subject to study at degree level with a total of 66,020 undergraduate students following sociology.

Further information

Sociology is a subject that many students say makes them think about the world in a way they have not previously thought to. We examine radical political opinions that challenge the way the world works currently such as Marxism, feminism and the political views of the New Right.

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: 21 July 2017
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