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St Alban's Catholic High School

St Alban's
Catholic High School


Sociology is studied in Sixth Form.  Sociology is the study of society and culture.It studies people in their daily lives in places such as education, the workplace and the family. Studying Sociology provides a critical understanding of the society in which we live. It allows us to question things in an informed way and to look at the world in a different way.


A brilliant A Level Sociology student will:

  • Be interested in wider world and contemporary issues
  • See things differently and with an open mind
  • Enjoy a debate & respect the views of others
  • Want to learn something new & be prepared to challenge their existing beliefs
  • Want to explore different cultures & social inequalities
  • Want to examine 'abnormal behaviours' such as why people commit crime and why some people have so much more than others in the contemporary UK.


We follow the OCR specification for Sociology, topics include:

Socialisation, culture and identity

o   Families and relationships

o   Youth subcultures

o   Media

Research methods and social inequalities

Globalisation and the digital social world

o   Crime and deviance

o   Education

o   Religion, belief and faith

Each unit will be externally assessed via 3 written examinations at the end of year 13.