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Sociology A Level at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form

Course description

A Level Sociology provides you with the exciting opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the world around you and reflect on social issues that are often relevant to your own social experiences. It opens up the possibility for fascinating discussions, for example ‘what impact do digital forms of communication have on social relations?’, ‘how do sociologists investigate inequality in society?’ and ‘what are the patterns and trends of religion in relation to social class?’

You will acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes and have the opportunity to develop a broad set of key desirable skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives. Developing strong critical thinking skills and being able to consider issues with a global outlook will be of huge benefit to you moving forward, whether this is in further education, the workplace or society in general.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths.


Unit 1: Socialisation, culture and identity (30%) 1. Introducing socialisation, culture and identity 2. Family

Unit 2: Researching and understanding social inequalities (35%) 1. Research methods and researching social inequalities 2. Understanding social inequalities

Unit 3: Debates in contemporary society (35%) 1. Globalisation and the digital social world 2. Crime and deviance Assessment: 3 examinations for each unit

Future opportunities

The skills and knowledge you develop studying sociology often focus on the human activities and relationships that connect individuals, groups and institutions, and relate to a wide variety of careers. While many sociology graduates enter work in the public sector in a social or welfare role, others go into a variety of jobs throughout the public and private sector. Some employers include local and central government, industry, commerce, the NHS, education authorities, further and higher education, and charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

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