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A Level (Linear) Sociology at Chelmer Valley High School

Course description

Sociology is an increasingly popular A-level choice at Chelmer Valley. Considered a social science, Sociology offers opportunities to study the way people and society interact through a number of modules, including:

  • Family and Houselholds
  • Education
  • Sociological methods
  • Mass Media
  • Crime and Deviance

The course also promotes independent learning skills, critical thinking skills, effective group work and practical research skills. As such, sociology fits in well with just about any combination of A-level subjects as well as preparing students for a wide range of Higher Education and career opportunities.

The department has good resources, including textbooks, interactive lessons using a variety of teaching & learning styles and has a good record of achievement in the examinations.

The skills that you will be assessed on

  • AO1 Description (knowledge and understanding)
  • AO2 Evaluation (analysis and evaluation of concepts and ideas)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years


  • More information
    • From Chelmsford:

      • From Chelmsford Town Centre, take Broomfield Road, following signs to Broomfield Hospital.
      • You will join Main Road (B1008).
      • Turn Left, into Court Road.
      • Follow Court Road, carrying straight on just before the bend.
      • You have arrived and should see the school's sign.


      From Braintree:

      • Take the A131 following signs to Broomfield Hospital.
      • At roundabout with A130, take the B1008 past The Walthams.
      • Follow B1008.
      • Turn right into Hospital Approach, at the roundabout near the Hospital.
      • Take first left into Court Road, and follow until you see the Chelmer Valley sign.


      Bus Services available:

      • From Chelmsford 42, 352 & 33
      • From Braintree 70 & 352
      • From Dunmow 33
      • Please note the no. 352 has a limited service.