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Sociology A Level at Thomas Rotherham College (TRC)

Course description

Society is a varied and exciting place and Sociology studies who we are and how we fit into our culture. Sociologists are interested in how we gain our identity based on our gender, ethnic, age and social class differences and how these impact on our lives. We take a critical look at the inequalities and injustices in British society.

Our course covers many aspects of modern life. We look at changes to the family, the impact of the media including social media and the digital world, deviance and crime, education and global concerns. We also look at how sociologists conduct research. It is an academic and theoretical subject.

Course content

Year One:

Education, Research Methods and Family/Households.

Year Two:

The Media, Advanced Methodology and Crime and Deviance.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 English langauge.  Grade 4 in Sociology (if taken).


Year One:

Two 90 minute exams including extended essay writing.

Year Two:

Three 2 hour exams covering all content from years 1 and 2.

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Future opportunities

This course could lead you onto higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses.

With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher, Probation Officer, Human Resources Manager  or a more general position working within the Social Services.

Further information

To find out more about this course, visit one of our Open Evenings, or speak to school/college careers staff.

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: 20 December 2018
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