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Sociology (A Level) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form

Course description

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.

Course content

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

Entry requirements

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

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017

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