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Sociology (A Level) 

Course outline

Key Stage 5

Year 12

Year 13

Education

Beliefs in society

Families and Households

Crime and deviance

Research Methods

Research Methods and Theory

Subject requirements at GCSE

A minimum of a Grade 5 at English GCSE is required in order to study Sociology at A Level.

Complementary subjects

Sociology is well paired with any subject that has a heavy written content: English, History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Economics, Psychology, Business and Health and Social Care.

Student View

“Sociology is motivationally challenging in the sense that it pushes you to reach your limits, but the sense of accomplishment is second to none… as you will get there”.

Future Directions

Which university courses require Sociology A Level?

Sociology can help you onto a wide range of University Courses; these can range from Law to Criminology to Journalism. Sociology will benefit you in terms of accessing a range of degrees.

Which university courses look favourably on Sociology A Level?

Sociology A Level is favourable for any degree which requires the ability to evaluate and critique existing theories.

What are the entry requirements to study Sociology at university?

Sociology entry requirements vary depending on your University of choice.

Which careers could Sociology A Level lead to?

Law, Civil Service, Social Work, Criminal Justice System, Teaching,  Politics, Youth Worker, Social Researcher.

Health & Social Care (BTEC) 

Course outline

Key Stage 5

Year 12

Year 13

Human Lifespan Development

 

Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

Working in Health and Social Care

 

Sociological Perspectives

 

Subject requirements at GCSE

A minimum of a Grade 5 at English GCSE is required in order to study Level 3 BTEC in Health and Social Care.

Complementary subjects

Health and Social Care is well paired with any subject that has a heavy written content: English, Sociology, History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Economics, Psychology and Business.

Student View

“Health and Social Care is more than simply health or social care; you learn about the psychological, sociological and biological aspects of the health and social care sector. The work is stretching and interesting and it has made me rethink my future plans.”

Future Directions

Which university courses require BTEC Health and Social Care?

Health and Social Care can help you onto a wide range of university courses; these can range from Midwifery, to Social Work to Childcare degrees.

Which university courses look favourably on BTEC Health and Social Care?

BTEC Health and Social Care is favourable for any degree which requires a social care or medical background.

What are the entry requirements to study Health and Social Care at university?

Health and Social Care entry requirements vary depending on your university of choice.

Which careers could Sociology A Level lead to?

Teaching, Social Work, Midwifery, Paramedic, Counsellor, and many in the NHS.