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Sociology A level at Paston Sixth Form College

Course description

Sociology is for thinkers, people who will question, debate and reflect upon the nature of society. Sociology is the study of society and the individuals within it. Sociology will teach you to think in new and exciting ways to study yourself and the social world in which you live.

Entry requirements

BBCCC at GCSE including English Language and either Mathematics or a science.


AS Level

Students are examined at the end of the course by two written papers: 
Paper 1 – Education with Methods in Context (90 minutes) 
Paper 2 – The Family and Research Methods (90 minutes)

A2 Level

The A- level is assessed by three written exam papers at the end of the course: 

Paper 1 – Education with Theory and Methods (two hours) 
Paper 2 – The Family and Beliefs in Society (two hours) 
Paper 3 – Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (two hours). 

Future opportunities

Nationally the number of undergraduates taking Sociology degrees has risen by a third since the mid 1990s and Paston students have gone on to study Sociology, sometimes with Politics and History, at universities including York, Bristol and Southampton. With a degree in Sociology you could go on to a range of careers and university courses including politics, criminology, history, medicine, law, government research, and teaching. 

Further information

At Paston, students have the opportunity to go on extremely popular trips which have included cultural visits to Germany, Poland, Russia and China. We also run a political film club and organise debates e.g. a successful 'Question Time' debate on current political issues such as cuts in welfare benefits, education and health with national speakers. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paston Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

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