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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

A-Level Sociology

Course Details

Sociology prepares you for a lifetime of change by developing your appreciation of diversity, love of learning, writing and study skills, as well as developing an in-depth understanding of human behaviour, social organization, culture, and social change. Sociology helps us look more objectively at our society and other societies. It directs attention to how the parts of society fit together and change, and the consequences of that social change. If you are the type of person who doesn’t necessarily follow the crowds (but are fascinated by their behaviour), the type who is truly interested in what is going on in the world, then Sociology is the subject for you.

Modules Studied

Students will study five components that are externally assessed, these are:

  • Education with Methods in context
  • Research Methods and Topics in Sociology (Families and Households)
  • Education with Theory and Methods (Laws and Education)
  • Topics of Sociology (Families and Households and Beliefs in Society)
  • Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

What can I do after I have completed this course?

  • Teaching
  • Social Care Work
  • Charity work
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Politics / Civil Service
  • Media (journalism)
  • Medicine
  • Publishing
  • Social / Public services