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Sociology A level at Boroughbridge High School

Course description

Sociology is the study of society and how society shapes people and their behaviour.

Sociologists view people as part of a wider society that influences and shapes them and makes them who they are. Sociologists study a vast array of different topics like crime, the family and education.  For example, sociologists might want to understand why people break the law or work out how changes in education impact on certain groups of children.

If you have an enquiring mind and are able to look at a number of different points of view then sociology just might be for you.

Course content

Topics include:

AS and year 1 A level:

  • The family
  • Education
  • Research methods

Year 2 A level:

  • Crime and deviance
  • Beliefs in society

Entry requirements

You'll need an excellent standard of English and be able to confidently support your views using evidence.  Exams are essay based so you'll also need to be a confident writer and an avid reader.

You'll also need to be confident in working independently and finding things out on your own.

Future opportunities

An A level in Sociology can lead to further study in the social sciences at university.  It is also useful for those seeking careers in social work, journalism, criminology and any number of other jobs that require a good understanding of social issues.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boroughbridge High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September