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Sociology A Level at Weston College

Course description

A Level Sociology allows you to explore the nature of society. It examines the way people and the social groups we live in influence and mould us. The subject will encourage you to cast a critical eye on social institutions.

You will evaluate explanations and theories of social life and put these to practical use in the four units you study. These units will focus on research methods and theory and are likely to include:

  • Health and research method
  • Culture and identity
  • Crime and deviance
  • Beliefs in society.

For this A Level, you will need to be able to understand and carry out your own research. The units from both years combine the study of research methods.

Entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C.


All units will be assessed by external exams.

Future opportunities

  • A university Degree in Sociology or another discipline. An A Level in Sociology is accepted in combination with other subjects to get you a place on any humanities, social science, business, teaching or nursing Degrees
  • Sociology can lead to a wide variety of jobs, for example in social work, social policy, the law, teaching, management, business, the media and the civil service – this subject offers many transferable and life skills which are relevant in all career choices.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston College directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2016

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