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Sociology is the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. The course is suitable for girls who have an interest in how society works; are interested in considering the application of contemporary examples from the real world to explore theoretical perspectives; and enjoy discussions about social behaviour and changes. The minimum entry requirement for the course is a GCSE grade 5 in English.

Course content

This course helps students to gain an understanding of the society in which we live. They learn how society shapes identities, consider an in-depth view of aspects of social behaviour and explanations of social change.

  • Component 1 topics: Socialisation, Culture, Identity, Youth Subcultures within the UK.
  • Component 2 topics: Social Inequality, Research Methodology.
  • Component 3 topics: Globalisation and the Digital Social World, debates explored through a detailed study of Crime and Deviance.

Specification: OCR Level 3 Advanced GCE in Sociology (H580)

Assessment and Examinations

Topics will be assessed by three written examination papers varying in length between 90 minutes and 135 minutes. These papers consist of short answer questions designed to test key knowledge and longer essay style questions that aim to assess a student’s ability to critically evaluate a source of sociological evidence, statement based on theoretical perspective, or trends in social behaviour.

Career Opportunities

The knowledge and skills acquired in this course are very useful to a wide range of higher education courses. The girls who study Sociology could choose to continue their studies focusing on Sociology, or other Social Sciences such as Social Anthropology, Criminology, Social Policy or any other further education course.

A wide range of career opportunities could include: Social Work, Journalism, Teaching, Police Officers, Civil Service, Probation Officers, and many other fields of employment.


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