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A Level: Sociology at Beauchamp College

Course description

Sociology is the study of social structures and social institutions, and sociological work is often divided into such topics as the class structure of modern societies, the family crime and deviance, religion and so on ... Like a charm bracelet, this account of sociology will hang a number of substantial observations from a central thread made of the following strands: reality is socially constructed, our behaviour has hidden social causes, and much of social life is profoundly ironic - Steve Bruce

Course content

Core themes are covered in both YR12/13, such as class, age, gender and ethnicity.

YR12 Education, Family and research methods.

YR13 Theory and Methods, Beliefs in Society and Crime and Deviance.

Students are taught in a variety of ways from traditional lectures to encouraging independent work (using prep learning). students are assessed at least every 5 lessons. Students are expected to use a core textbook which is integrated into the delivery of course content.

Entry requirements

5 grade 5s (or equivalent), plus at least grade 5 in English Language or Literature.

At least a 5 in Sociology if taken.


2 year linear course

In year 13 students will have completed 3 units. All units are 100% examination and 2 hours in length each. There is NO coursework.

Future opportunities

Sociology leads to a wide range of careers such as: Teaching, Government Advisors, Social Worker, Police Officer, Journalism, Lawyer, Human Resource Management, Acting and many more. The skills learnt in an A Level in Sociology are valued highly by universities and employers.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years