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Sociology A level at Langley Park School for Girls

Course description

This course provides a lively and interesting introduction to Sociology and the study of human social behaviour. Sociology provides a scientific study of society, which helps us to understand various social systems. Although we study specific topics in depth, though students are encouraged to develop their own awareness through engagement with the contemporary social world.

Course content

AS Level (non exam)

  • Education with Sociological Methods
  • Families and Households

A Level

  • Paper 1 - Education with Theory and Methods
  • Paper 2 - Beliefs in Society with Families and Households
  • Paper 3 - Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Key sociological themes of Socialisation, Culture and Identity, Social Class, Age, Gender and Ethnicity are considered throughout the course.

Entry requirements

You must meet the general school entry requirements for A-level courses.

A good standard of written English – preferably a ‘6’ GCSE at English Language - and an interest in current affairs are essential. Students should be able to discuss and analyse social issues and problems.


A2 - Three written examinations with structured and essay style questions

Future opportunities

Sociology involves a rigorous study of a variety of sociological perspectives, and develops the ability to evaluate critically. The ability to evaluate (create an argument) is a critical skill. Sociology is accepted as an academic Advanced level and is a useful background for those wishing to study social sciences, law and the humanities in further and higher education. You could progress into social/probation work, careers in the health services, advertising, marketing and human resources, the media, the police and the legal profession.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2017
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