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Sociology A Level at Cleeve School

Course description

Sociology is the study of society and of people and their behaviour. Sociologists conduct research to enable us to develop our understanding about the world today. We are all members of social groups (class, age, gender and ethnicity) and in Sociology we look at how belonging to different social groups affects our life chances. Not only will you learn about the society in which you live, but studying Sociology also helps you to develop skills that will prove useful for further study and future employment.

During Year 12 you will study topics including Families and Households and Education as well as investigating the research methods which Sociologists use. In Year 13 you will study topics including Crime and Deviance and Global development. In addition, you will learn about Sociological theory and enhance your understanding of research methods.

Course content

Units in A Level
• Unit 1: Education with Theory and Methods
• Unit 2: Global development
• Unit 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved at least a grade 5 in English Language and


100% examination, for the A Level qualification, at the end of Year 13.
At A Level: x 3, 2 hour written examination.

Future opportunities

Sociology is valuable in so many careers. It will be particularly suitable for those considering working with people. For example; journalism, social work, criminology, youth and probation work, teaching, nursing and the medical profession, counselling, human resources, personnel. Though this is not an exhaustive list.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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