Head of Department
Grade 6 English and a grade 5 in another humanities subject
Why study this course
Sociology is the study of how society is organized and how we experience life.
Do you wonder what fuels our apparent fixation with celebrity? Is it that it provides endless, easily obtained content for our multiplying TV channels, newspaper pages and magazines? Could it be both? How far do the media affect how personal lifestyle choices are viewed by wider society? Or even something much more profound about the education system or the increasing levels of youth crime?
If you become a sociology student you will discover how to think about these issues for yourself: what are the questions behind the questions? Generations of students have found that sociology makes them look at the world in new ways.
You will start with ‘Education with Methods in Context’, and lastly you will study ‘The Family’.
‘Crime and Deviance’ and ‘The sociology of Religion’ and ‘Sociological theory and Methods’,
The course is linear, which means you will sit your exams at the end of Year 13. There are 3 exams:
Paper 1 – Education, methods in context and theory and methods
Paper 2 – The Family and The Sociology of Religion
Paper 3 – Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Having A Level sociology can lead you to university degree courses in sociology, politics, ethics, philosophy, advertising, media studies, cinema studies, journalism, criminology, law and many more.