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Sociology A Level at Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form

Course description

AS Level • Culture and Identity • Families and Households • Wealth • Poverty and Welfare • Education with Research Methods • Health with Research Methods A Level • Beliefs in society • Global Development • Mass Media • Power and Politics • Crime and Deviance • Stratification and Differentiation


Course content


Sociology will help you to better understand how the contemporary and global society we live in, shapes and influences our behaviour, culture and identity.

Through the study of the topics listed above, you will learn new ideas about the world around you. This will teach you to become more inquisitive, challenge any existing assumptions you may have about the world around you, and the need to question the things that are taken for granted by the majority of people.


The study of Sociology is essential for those individuals with inquisitive minds. You will learn to develop an independent and free thinking mentality through:

High level critical thinking, reading and extended writing exercises.

Class discussions, debates and role-plays in class which require you to question and challenge a variety of perspectives.

Independent research and presentation activities




Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English Language Desirable but overall GCSE performance will be taken into condieration

> B in Sociology if studied at GCSE



AS Papers  (1.5 hour exams at the end of year one):              A-Level Papers (2 hour exams at the end of year two):

Education with Methods in Context                                          Education with Theory and Methods

Research Methods and Families and Households                   Families and Households and Beliefs in Society

                                                                                                  Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods


Financial information

5 GCSEs Grade A*-C. (English Language and three other academic qualifications should be included)

B- GCSE English

Future opportunities

Sociology is a good choice of subject for people who want a career in social work, nursing or medicine. The subject is also useful in a number of other careers like marketing, advertising, public relations and journalism. This course can be studied alongside other AS/A Levels or a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma. The course has UCAS points, that will support your application to a university, should you wish to continue your studies.

Further information

For more information contact Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form on 0121 464 1881and ask for Mr S.Ibrahim or visit our website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
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