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Sociology A Level at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

Sociology is the study of people, society and why its members behave in the way they do. Candidates will be given the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and research methods. Students will develop their own social awareness, and an understanding of the wider society around them. The course asks questions such as: ‘Why is marriage declining?’, ‘What is the most common family type in Britain?’, ‘Why do girls do better educationally than boys?’, ‘How and why are we influenced by the media?’ ‘Why do people commit crime?’ and many others.

Entry requirements

- Grade 6 in GCSE English Language
- Grade B in a Humanities subject
- B grade in Sociology (if studied)


The subject is very discursive and essay based. As a result, it is essential that students who are considering taking the subject enjoy debating, as well as being adept at constructing critical and well informed essays. An interest in research would also benefit the potential candidate.

Future opportunities

Many skills are transferrable; possession of an A Level in Sociology can lead to a non-related degree or a BA degree in Sociology, which in turn can lead to a wide variety of career choices in health, research, education or numerous other graduate jobs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

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