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Sociology A level at Pensby High School

Course description

In Year 12 students study two units:

Unit 1:

  • Families and Households

Unit 2:

  • Education
  • Sociological Methods

In Year 13 students study two units:

Unit 3:

  • Beliefs in Society

Unit 4:

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods

Entry requirements

A GCSE pass of at least a B in GCSE Sociology, although a B grade pass in another Humanities subject (R.S., Geography, History, Citizenship) would be considered. C grades in English are also a requirement to do this course. A genuine interest in topical issues is essential, with the expectation to read around the subject and take an interest in current affairs. The ability to make notes, as well as demonstrating the ability to put forward arguments and enter into debates, is also required.

Future opportunities

Sociology helps to develop a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by universities and employers. These include the ability to present an argument, handling and synthesising complex information, report writing and social awareness.

There are many courses and careers in which having studied sociology can make a very important contribution.


  • Social Studies, Government and Politics, American & European Studies, Business, Economics, Law, Architecture, History, Media Studies.


  • Civil Service, teaching, social work, broadcasting and media, the police, heritage industry, leisure and recreational management, architecture, local government etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Pensby High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 September 2015
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