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Sociology A Level at The Belvedere Academy 6th Form

Course description

Sociology is the study of social life, social groups and societies. It is an exciting subject that involves studying a wide range of contemporary real life issues relating to the family, education, stratification and inequality, religion, mental health and illness and crime and deviance.
Students will develop a critical understanding and explore and debate contemporary social issues so that they are able to challenge everday understandings of social phenomena from a sociological perspective.
Studying Sociology at A Level will enable students to develop a 'sociological imagination' in order to develop a more in-dpeth and critical understanding of the social world today.

Course content

Education with Theory and Methods:

Compulsory topics of study:

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods

Topics in Sociology

Option 1: one option from:

  • Culture and Identity 
  • Families and Households
  • Health 
  • Work, Poverty and Welfare

Option 2: one option from:

  • Beliefs in Society
  • Global Development
  • The Media
  • Stratification and Differentiation

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods:

Compulsory topics of study:

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C

A*-C in English


There are 3 written examinations

  • Paper 1 - Education with Theory and Methods
  • Paper 2 - Topics in Sociology
  • Paper 3 - Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Pupils will take a mock examination at the end of Year 12, which willbe based on work completed during the first year of the course. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Belvedere Academy 6th Form directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016

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