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Sociology - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

Sociology is the study of society. A sociology student like you would examine the way in which society shapes people’s values, their education, careers, families and roles that they play in life. Sociologists examine certain trends in society like the crime rate or the divorce rate for example and attempt not just to describe these aspects of our society but also to explain how and why these changes happen.

Entry requirements

For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.


Paper 1 – Education with theory and Methods Studying the role of education in society. Why some groups do better than others and the impact the government has on education Assessed by A written exam lasting 2 hours

Paper 2 - Family and Beliefs Two separate modules, the first examines the changing nature of family in Britain, reflecting the growing diversity of contemporary Britain. The second examines the sociological explanations for the importance of religion on society Assessed by A written 2 hour exam

Paper 3 – Crime and Deviance with theory and methods This module looks at why we have crime in society and why some groups are more likely than others to turn to crime. It also examines the role of the media and globalisation in contemporary crime

Assessed by A written two hour exam

Future opportunities

You can progress to a degree in Sociology or any social science degree. Sociology is accepted for all Higher Education courses. The study of Sociology gives students a valuable insight into how both individuals and groups of people are influenced by society. All careers which involve working with people offer potential to the A Level sociology student.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September