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A Level Sociology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

Code SOC/A
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


If you are fascinated by the behaviour of others and why we act the way we do, then Sociology is for you.  Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human social behaviour, including the social dynamics of small groups of people, large organisations, communities, institutions and even entire societies.  Here at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, studying Sociology is relevant and challenging.  By opting to study Sociology, you will be in the position of Neo in The Matrix, "You will take the red pill, stay in wonderland and see how far the rabbit-hole goes." (Morpheus The Matrix 1999)  You will never look at the world in the same way again!


Outline of the Course
Unit 1 (Education with Methods in Context): Education; Methods in Context; Theory and Methods
Unit 2 (Research Methods and Topics in Sociology): Families and Households; Global Development
Unit 3 (Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods): Crime and Deviance; Theory and Methods

How will it be delivered?


Type of Assessment




Examination: short answer and extended writing questions

2 hours



Examination: extended writing questions

2 hours



Examination: short answer and extended writing questions

2 hours


Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in English Language or 7 in English Literature 

May be accepted on the course: 6 in English Language or 6 in English Literature

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the health and social care sectors.


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