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Sociology – A Level

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About the course

If you have an interest in other people’s lives, attitudes and behaviour, and are open to having your own ideas challenged or challenging the ideas of others, this course could be for you. You will analyse modern society, critically assess different views on the way society works, and explore themes of socialisation, culture and identity, social differentiation, and power and stratification. For this exam-based course, which combines well with business and humanities such as law and history, you need an open, enquiring mind.

Topics and units

– Education with theory and methods
– Topics in sociology with research methods – Families and households
– Crime and deviance
– Religion and beliefs

Work placement opportunities:
Local MP offices, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Councils, NHS, probation service, Wrekin Housing Group

Careers and progression

Progressing to: A variety of careers such as teaching, social work and social policy making, law, journalism and the civil service
Aspirational careers: Corporate lawyer, management consultant, market research specialist, policy analyst, media planner

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full Time


2 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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Open event
09 October 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Open event
13 November 2024
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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