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Sociology AS & A Level at Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School

Course description

Sociology is about people and society and the relationship between the two. Since we are all people and all live in society, students like you will have your own ideas and you will be encouraged to share these in lessons as well as learn new ones.

At A level, we begin with families and households. In lessons you will discuss and research the issues currently affecting family life, for example, why divorce rates are so high, why so many couples choose to live together rather than marry and why women still seem to carry the main burden of housework and childcare. In Year 12 we also look at education and research methods. In Year 13 it is beliefs in society and crime and deviance.

Entry requirements

You must have 5 A* ‐ C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics.


The A level course is examined in its entirety at the end of the second year of study (if students sit the AS examination and continue to sit the A level examination, their marks for the AS do not count and the A level is a terminally examined course). In addition to the examinations, student progress is assessed regularly throughout the course.

Future opportunities

Most students use their A level results as a springboard for study at a higher level.

Degree courses recently chosen by Sociology students include: Nursing, Policing, Teaching, Social Work, Criminology and Sociology combined with other subjects studied at A level. Other students branch out in a business direction, studying Marketing, Advertising or Finance.

Further information

For further information, please contact Mr Inman ‐ Teacher of Sociology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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