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Sociology AS and A Level at The Oxford Academy

Course description

This AS/ A Level Sociology course is designed to offer insights into the worldwide social and cultural issues. You will learn to describe, assess and evaluate current and significant problems, be critical about the social and cultural issues around you, develop multiple perspectives and gain the ability to debate these issues with others. Sociology teaches you how to write professionally and how to critically assess people’s opinions.

Over this two year course, you will study a range of fascinating subjects which will allow you to develop a sense of how society runs and an understanding of cultural and identity questions, such as ‘why does poverty, crime and injustice exist?’ Some of the topics included are Education, Research Methods; Families and Households; Crime and Deviance and the Media.

Course content

Sociology is a great subject for anyone wanting to enter into a career such as:

  •  Nursing
  •  Social Work
  •  Personal Relations
  •  Journalism
  •  Law
  •  Teaching
  •  Business

Entry requirements

5 A*-C including English and Maths level 5

Future opportunities

There is potential for further study in any of these fields at a range of universities across the country:

  •  History, Psychology, Sociology & Media Studies
  •  Sociology and Criminology
  •  Education
  •  Business A

nother course that might interest you is Level 3 Health and Social Care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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    • We all know it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about how you learn and where. With that in mind, we have created a dedicated Advance Centre which includes its own common room, refectory and study area, just for sixth formers. This gives you the space you need to do joint work, get creative or just have a break. You will also have access to the brilliant library with its specific section for careers and higher education, as well as all the resources you’ll need for your courses. You will be able to use all of our sports facilities, regardless of whether you’re studying a sports related course or not. These include:

      • Sports Hall for futsal, basketball, netball, volleyball, trampolining… anything you want to do indoors
      • 3G Dome – the only covered 3G in the county
      • Astro pitch for hockey and football
      • Multi Use Games Area so you can do a whole host of things here; tennis, netball, table tennis 
      • Grass pitches for rugby, football, lacrosse
      • Physiotherapy room with physio support available by appointment  from  Oxford United physios just in case you need help with an injury
      • Dance studio
      • Fitness studio
      • Cricket nets

      We also have art rooms, a food technology room, a fully functioning theatre and drama studio, recording studio and a hair and beauty salon with treatments available from students studying Beauty.

      When you’re not studying there’s plenty of other activities you can be doing in state of the art facilities. Advance isn’t just about helping you pass your exams, it’s about helping you become the best person you can be and that means you’ve used the space to explore what you love.