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A Level Sociology at Ousedale School

Course description

The syllabus reflects the basic aim of the course, which is to promote a critical awareness of the social world in which we live. Students are encouraged to learn and to use sociological methods and theories in order to develop an awareness and appreciation of the complex and diverse nature of society with particular reference to class, gender, ethnicity and cultural differences.

Throughout the two years a variety of approaches to the course are used, ranging from note-taking in lecture-style lessons to discussions, seminar work and independent study on sociological issues. The students should develop a set of intellectual skills such as comprehension, interpretation, presentation, analysis and the ability to construct a clear and logical argument, which will be easily transferable to other subjects.

Course content

The following topics will be studied over the full A Level course:

1) Families and Relationships. This section will focus on topics such as culture, socialization, identity, family diversity.

2) Researching and Understanding Social Inequalities. This section will focus on topics such as the research process and patterns and trends in social inequality

3) Education. This section will focus on topics such as the role of education in society, the patterns and trends of educational inequalities, explanations of differences within educational achievement and how the UK education system has changed.

Entry requirements

5 x A* - C at GCSE level Minimum Grade B In English Language GCSE


Examination: 100%

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years