Sociology A Level

Brief details:

Sociology at A-level gives students a chance to examine in analytical detail the society in which they live. It covers a range of social issues, such as crime and education and allows students to develop the ability to gain fresh insights into issues relevant to their lives and pertinent to their future.  Students will also develop a wide range of transferable skills such as critical analysis, debating and independent thinking.  

Preferred entry requirements:

Minimum grade 5 at GCSE English.

Units studied:

  •       Unit 1: Education with theory and methods
  •       Unit 2: Topics in sociology – families and households and beliefs in society
  •       Unit 3: Crime and deviance with theory and methods

Exam Board: AQA

Course assessment details:

This course is assessed entirely through final examinations.

Progression and career opportunities:

Sociology is particularly valuable for students wishing to work in a number of different fields such as policing and work within the criminal justice system, social and community work, nursing and journalism.  In terms of higher education sociology has links with degree courses in sociology, criminology, politics and government, philosophy, psychology, economics, social and community studies, nursing and youth and childhood studies.