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Sociology A level at Alderman White School and Language College

Course description

The course we follow will give you an insight into the various skills and knowledge that is required to work in this exciting field. You get to develop debating skills and learn how to analyse and evaluate various areas of society.

Course content

Unit 1 Youth Culture (AS). You will look at what crimes are caused by young people as well as what crimes affect young people. You will look at how young people are labelled as ‘deviant’.
Unit 2 Research Methods and Mass Media (AS). How the media presents criminal and deviant individuals. The role of the media in creating panics and outcries in society.
Unit 3 Understanding Crime (A2) Why do people commit crimes, the different types of criminal behaviour. Crime and deviance relating to ethnicity, gender and age.
Unit 4 Social Inequality (A2) How age, gender, ethnicity, social class affects the way in which we are perceived and treated.


The course is based wholly on modular examinations throughout the two year course.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto a degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Policy , Law or any other related degree course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderman White School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015

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    • Bramcote College is the Post-16 provider for The White Hills Park Federation Trust. However the College is also open to other students from outside the Federation. The College aims to meet the needs of all students within the Federation; although the majority of courses at the College are traditional A-Levels, the college does provide alternative routes at both GCSE level and A-Level in the form of BTEC qualifications. We also aim to provide a very personalised system both in terms of the curriculum we offer and the guidance we provide. In order to achieve this both teaching and tutor groups are kept small; therefore offering more individual tuition to our students.

      We believe that the success of the College rests upon three things: the progress our students make in terms of each individual reaching their potential, how many students complete their courses, and also our success in ensuring all students achieve their favoured destination whether this is higher education, training schemes or embarking on their future career. We are proud of our most recent successes, including students who have gone on to study subjects such as Medicine, Law and Teaching at a variety of The Russell Group of Universities.

      As part of the successful 2011 OFSTED inspection, the following comments were made in the report :-

      • "In the Sixth Form, strong leadership has been successful in creating a clear sixth form identity..."
      • "Higher attaining students make far better progress than students of similar abilities across the country"
      • "Lessons are characterised by teachers who are able to excite students with the subject being taught"

      Of course time in the Sixth Form is also about personal development. Our students play an active part in leadership programmes and organising activities for younger students; for example the College students act as House Captains for the Federation House system.