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Sociology AS & A Level at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Sociology is the scientific study of social behaviour. It is an academic subject with close links to anthropology and psychology. Sociology is concerned with real-world issues with policy relevance, such as social inequality, organised crime, the social basis of political conflict and mobilization, and changes in family relationships and gender roles. Others see individuals as powerful in shaping society, and look at the power of some people in labelling others as crucial. What is undeniable is that, as individuals, we spend almost all our time in groups, and in order to understand our behaviour we have to examine and assess the impact of those groups and institutions on us.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 is required in English Literature and at least a grade 4/5 in Maths.


Sociology A-level is assessed by written examination only. Students will sit three examinations at the end of the second year.

Future opportunities

Traditionally Sociology students go on to higher education, others enter occupations such as journalism, research for companies or the government, law and the criminal justice system including the Police and probation service, human resources, nursing, teaching etc. The subject is also very relevant to management training and the business world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016

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