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Sociology A level at South Axholme Academy

Course description

Sociology is a stimulating, contemporary and challenging subject aimed at getting you thinking about how British society is organised. It will help you develop analytical and critical ways of thinking and involves you studying the influence of social forces such as social class, ethnicity, racism, religion, gender, age, and globalisation on both social institutions such as the education system, the family and the criminal justice system, and individual actions. You will examine how sociologists use scientific methods and data to support or challenge sociological argument.

Course content

The topics that will be studied include Education with Research Methods, Families and Households, Media and Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.

Entry requirements

You need a Grade B or above in GCSE English Language.


The course is 100% examination with 2 exams at the end of the first year and 3 exams at the end of the second year.

Future opportunities

Sociology provides an excellent set of skills for entry to most university degree courses including in the social sciences, anthropology and criminology. Many students follow careers in law, journalism, the caring professions, policing, the civil service, advertising, market research, teaching, management and business. Sociology is a valuable subject for all types of work which involve an understanding of people and social relationships or the use of problem solving and analytical skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Axholme Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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