Sociology (A Level) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form
Sociology is the study of society. It aims to explain how institutions (for example the family, education, religion and the media) within society make people behave the way that they do.
Sociology is an exciting subject that challenges your everyday experience. It will help you develop skills to assess different views and reach conclusions about society, based on careful consideration of evidence.
Students should be interested in contemporary social issues and will be expected to be well informed in political and social debates.
Year 12 - Education, Methods in Context, Research Methods, Families & Households
Year 13 - Education, Methods in Context, Crime & Deviance, Theory & Methods, Families & Households, Beliefs in Society
Sociology is a demanding subject. For this reason you will need:
· Grade 6 or above in English Language GCSE · Grade 5 or above in Mathematics GCSE · Grade 5,5 or above in Science GCSE
Year 12 - 4 Compulsory Topics assessed internally
Year 13 - Topics assessed 3 x exams each 2 hrs long worth 80 marks
Sociology is a highly valued course and prepares students for a variety of courses in higher education. Particularly relevant areas are law, academic research, advertising, criminology, social policy planning, teaching, journalism and social work
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.