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A Level Sociology at Bournemouth School for Girls

Course description

Sociology attracts students who are interested in current affairs and issues and in the society in which we all live. As with other Social Science A levels, this links in very well with other subjects because the topics covered in the course are very cross-curricular.

Sociology can be of direct relevance and benefit to a whole host of careers, including Journalism, Nursing, Social Work, Local Government, Teaching, Advertising or Business.

Course content

AS Level

Paper 1 Description of Subject Content

Education with Methods in Context

Paper 2 Description of Subject Content

Research Methods and Topics in Sociology

A2 Level

Paper 1 Description of Subject Content

Education with Theory and Methods

Paper 2 Description of Subject Content

Topics in Sociology

Entry requirements

The syllabus assumes no previous study of Sociology at GCSE. It must be stressed that Sociology is not an "easy option". It is rigorous, and demands a dedicated and hard-working approach to the course if you are going to succeed.


As well as producing written assignments, you will be expected to read regularly and make relevant notes, take part in class discussions, watch DVDsvideos and prepare and present some aspect of a topic in class.

It is important to keep abreast of current affairs by reading one of the quality newspapers, listening to/watching the news regularly and watching relevant documentaries on television/online where appropriate.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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