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  • A Level Sociology

    A Level Sociology


Sociology is about the world that we live in. From studying sociology, you will develop a wider knowledge and understanding of the society in which you live. From the structures and institutions that form the building blocks of society, to the day-to-day interactions between its members.

We are all members of society, but through deeper study of sociology, you will develop a deeper understanding of the social world and examine issues that affect our way of life in Britain and beyond.

We will consider issues such as:

  • What is the role of education in society?
  • How has the education system changed?
  • Why is there a gender gap?
  • How has the structure and role of the family changed?
  • Is the criminal justice system racist?
  • How has globalisation impacted crime?
  • How does religion create social change?
  • How has science impacted religion?

You will study the following units:

  • Education
  • Sociological Research
  • Families and Households
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance.

Entry Requirements

Students should have a GCSE grade 5 in Sociology, or higher, or a grade 5 in a Humanities subject or English.

Curriculum Overview & Exam Information

We have included curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support students and parents/carers to have a better and broader understanding of how learning develops in each year group. The curriculum overview documents below indicate: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain, how this unit builds on prior learning, and what mastery will look like for each year group.

Learning Journey