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Sociology AS A2 at Elizabeth Woodville School

Course description

If you are genuinely curious about the society you live in and the behaviour of individuals and groups within it, you will enjoy this course. Like Philosophy and Psychology, Sociology attempts to make sense of human existence and human behaviour but it focuses on society rather than individuals.

Course content

You will explore how individuals develop relationships in groups such as family, education, culture and religion. You will be challenged to think and develop your own views and argue them convincingly. You will learn to interpret data and use it to analyse issues, theories and methods and be encouraged to explore your own experiences. You will look at crime and deviance, health and the inequalities of class, ethnicity and age.

Entry requirements

It is advisable that students wishing to enter an Advanced Level course should be aiming to achieve at least a B grade in that subject at GCSE level.  For non GCSE subjects such as Psychology and Sociology a grade C in English is a requirement.  It is advised that students sitting the Advanced courses in Maths and Science should have sat the Higher GCSE papers, achieving an A/B grade.


The AS Level consists of three modules, the A Level a further three modules which are assessed by written examination, as well as coursework.

Future opportunities

Career pathsSociology provides an excellent foundation for higher education or employment and can lead to careers in journalism, the media, law, politics, the police force, personnel management, advertising and the caring professions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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