“I have really enjoyed A Level Sociology – it is a completely different way of thinking about the world”
Students will study a range of topics which challenge them to understand the way that societies work. This course is ideal for those students who enjoy learning about the world in which they live and how they can
contribute to it. It demands of students the ability to challenge their own understanding of human behaviour
and the issues we face.
Candidates develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core areas of Sociology through a range of topics chosen for their accessibility and popularity.
Socialisation and culture
Families and Households
The specification offers a range of topic based options which bring together explanations from different sociological approaches and engage students in issues and debates in sociology.
Methods of Sociological Enquiry
Power and Stratification
Crime and Deviance
All content will be examined at the end of year 13 through three exams.
Component 1: 2 hours 30 minutes
Component 2: 1 hour 45 minutes
Component 3: 2 hours 30 minutes
5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including Grade 4 in GCSE English Language
Where can this course take me?
Sociology is a highly engaging subject that considers why people behave in the way they do in different aspects of society for examples the family. It is a subject that involves debate and discussion; it enhances analytical skills and can be a stepping stone to a variety of different careers and further education.