A Level Sociology


  • Course: A Level Sociology
  • Qualification Type: GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
  • Qualification Level: Level 3
  • Course type: Full Time
  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Entry Requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths

  • Available Dates: 02/09/2024 to 30/06/2026
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Sociology is a demanding and rigorous A level which helps students understand the different forces that shape individuals and society. Students are required to learn about a wide range of perspectives and then analyse and evaluate these both in discussion and through longer written essays. If you enjoy learning about society and want to develop your critical thinking skills Sociology may be the choice for you.


Themes covered are :

Education Methods in Context

Families and Households 

Beliefs in Society 

 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

You will study the role these subjects have in shaping individuals and society. You will also study a range of research methods and consider how useful they are,


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

How will it be delivered?

3 x 2 hour exams at the end of the second year

What can I do next?

A Level in Sociology is very good preparation for university, where strong essay writing skills are important. It will prepare you for further study in a wide variety of humanities and social science degree courses. It is regarded as a demanding and rigorous A level which combines well with any other combination of subjects. Universities recognise that Sociology A level provides students with a very good foundation in social, political and policy knowledge.  Sociology students go on to a wide range of jobs in policing, research and civil service as well as taking jobs in the service sector. Graduates of Sociology have higher levels of employment than many other subjects

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