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Anthropology A Level at Archway School

Course description

Anthropology is a fascinating and  captivating
subject. It is the study of humans, their evolution, the ways in which they interact and how they come to be who they are.

By taking the time to study the details of people’s lives, anthropologists explore what makes us human and what makes different cultures so distinctive.  Anthropologists increase our understanding of ourselves and each other.


Course content

The Body

This section covers:

  • The body
  • Ways of Thinking and Communicating
  • Organising Social Relations
  • Engaging with Nature

Becoming a Person

This section covers:

  • Personhood
  • Becoming a Person
  • Drawing Boundaries and Defining Groups


AS Unit 1: Being Human

AS Unit 2: Becoming a Person

A Level Unit 3: Global and Local

A Level Unit 4: Practising Anthropology


Entry requirements

A keen interest in human behaviour and culture and strong essay writing skills.


A 1hr 30min exam and a 1 hour 45 min exam in June at the end of the first year. Two further exams in June of the second year.

Financial information

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is made available from the Government – to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. Further information regarding eligibility and application forms are available from the sixth form.

Future opportunities

Anthropology gives students a broad knowledge of the world, and an array of skills that are increasingly sought after by local and international organisations.

People who study Anthropology at degree level go on to work in the fields of academic research, arts and the media, business and consultancy, charity and development organisations, education, film, health, museums.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 September 2015
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