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Sociology A level at The Corsham School

Course description

Sociology is the course for people who love people! It encourages students to think creatively about the social world around them. Sociologists try to answer questions about social behaviour, problems and phenomena that have an impact on all of our lives.

Sociology is a fascinating subject that will allow students to become more critically aware of the social world. They will be asked to take and evaluate their own social experiences, particularly as members of families and schools, and to look at this from several perspectives. They will be expected to challenge long-held views about society and to be empathetic towards approaches they do not believe to be true. Sociology deals with the most current events in society as well as issues that have been a concern to people for centuries. According to students; Sociology is… “A subject that really makes you think about your life”… “Sociology is great! It helps you to think about lots of issues from other people’s perspectives before you make your mind up about different views”

Course content

Year 12

Families and Households Education and Sociological Methods

Year 13 

The Sociology of the Media Crime and Deviance with Sociological Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

Sociology is an academic qualification that will require a good standard of written English. Therefore, a grade B in Religious Studies, English, History, or another essay-based subject is necessary.


All units will be assessed by 3 written examinations in the summer of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Sociology is a highly valued, academic subject that can be seen as a qualification for working with people on any level. As such, it is considered excellent preparation for almost any degree or profession. Students who study Sociology often go on to careers in the police, criminology, teaching, nursing, the media, advertising, events management, marketing, and social work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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