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Sociology (A Level) – Level 3

Level 3
2 Years
Full Time
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Course overview

A level Sociology focuses on contemporary society, providing an awareness of the importance of social structure and actions in explaining social forces and issues. Some questions A Level Sociology covers include:

  • Why do boys underachieve in the education system?
  • Why are black people five time more likely to be stopped and searched?
  • Why are women more religious when religion oppresses them?

Sociology will help you to think about society in a new and critical light, questioning the status-quo and developing a sophisticated understanding of the real issues that affect the society we live in.

In Year 12 we examine the institution of the education system, evolving culture and identity,considering the context of how and why these cornerstones of society have changed over time. Students will also study the development of social and educational policy. The methodological and theoretical practices undertaken by sociologists are studied across both years and are central to the A Level examinations.

In Year 13, students will build upon their existing knowledge and apply it to the criminal justice system and the various theories pertaining to criminal and deviant activity, as well as considering the role and impact of the religion and beliefs in contemporary society. To be successful within this discipline students must be capable of constructing arguments and applying and evaluating theoretical concepts.

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A Level students will be based in MC6, a modern, vibrant environment which promotes independent learning and study. The centre bridges the gap between school and university, with specialist classrooms and laboratories and open plan study and social spaces.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need to achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive support service and bursary scheme to help you through your studies. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.