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Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and grade 5 in English Language

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Full time

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Duration

2 academic years

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Timetable

Various


Key features and Benefits

  • New Blackburn Sixth Form
  • 100% A-Level pass rate in 20 subjects
  • Increase in A-Level high grades A*, A, B
  • You may wish to study Psychology, English Language, Law or Criminology alongside this A-Level

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Overview

Are you interested in how people behave? How society is changing and what conflicts occur?

Topics such as the modern family, the education system and crime and deviance will be studied in A-Level Sociology, whilst studying theoretical perspectives such as Feminism, Marxism and Functionalism, questions raised will include why divorce is on the increase, why girls outperform boys at school and what are the causes of crime.

What will I study?

First year

  • Education with methods in context
  • Research methods, families and households

Second year

  • Education with theory and methods
  • Families and households
  • Beliefs in society
  • Crime and deviance
  • Sociological theories

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and grade 5 in English Language or an essay-based subject.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by written exams.

What can I do next?

A qualification in Sociology is good preparation for a wide range of careers, for example the Police, Prison Service, Youth Work, Teaching, Social Work and the Probation Service. Obtaining A-Level Sociology can also lead you on to a wide variety of degree courses at university.

Career Options

  • International Aid/Development Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Social Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Youth Worker
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