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  • A Level Sociology

    A Level Sociology

Course Summary

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.

Careers / Progression

Past students have gone on to study a range of subjects, including teaching, law, police force and journalism.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in Sociology. If not taken, grade 5 in English Language, English Literature or a Humanities subject.

Examination Board

AQA

Assessment

100% exam-based A-level

Paper 1 Education with Methods in Context

2-hour exam

33.3%

Paper 2 – Families and Households and Beliefs in society

2-hour exam

33.3%

Paper 3 – Crime and deviance with Theory and Methods

2-hour exam

33.3%

Careers / Progression

Past students have gone on to study a range of subjects, including teaching, law, police force and journalism.