Sociology A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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Closing Date for applications is Friday 12th February 2021.

Any applications received after this date will be treated as a late application. 

What is the course about?

The course aims to give students a sound understanding of current sociological ideas, concepts and knowledge. Students will also gain an understanding of sociological methods of research and will develop skills to enable them to participate effectively in adult life. The main topics studied in Year 12 are family, education and sociological  methods of research  In the second year of the course students study sociological theories, methods of research, the mass media and crime and deviance. 

Assessment is by examination only.

For whom is the course suitable?

The course will appeal to students who are interested in social issues and enjoy class discussions. Students also need to enjoy reading and keeping up-to-date with current affairs and issues. Most subjects fit in well with Sociology. The subjects where there is some curricular overlap with Sociology include Government & Politics, History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Religious Studies, Sports Studies, Media Studies and Psychology.

Teaching Methods and Homework commitment

Throughout the course, topics are discussed in class and students are expected to take class-notes. As ongoing homework students are expected to supplement their class-notes with their own note-taking from textbooks and articles as well as keeping up-to-date with relevant news items. In class there is plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. Once a topic has been covered, there will be regular timed “mock” tests and examination papers in class.

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

Many degree courses have a strong Sociology content – Anthropology, Politics, Law, Social Studies, Economics, International Relations, Public Administration, Business Studies, Social Work, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Statistics… to name a few. Successful completion of an AS/A2 course in Sociology gives students a very good foundation to their degree courses. In addition, some professional courses, for example nursing, have a Sociology component. Studying Sociology will be of great value to those entering social work, journalism, market research, public relations, teaching, nursing, the paramedical professions, the civil service, law, politics, the media, management and medical secretarial work. It will also be of benefit to any student who simply wants to have a greater understanding about the world in which we live.

Method of Study and Assessment

A Level Course

Paper 1 – Education with Methods in Context and Theory and Method

Written Paper – 2 hours              33.3% of A level

Paper 2  – Families & Households and Mass Media

Written Paper - 2 hours              33.3% of A level

Paper 3 – Crime & Deviance and Theory & Method

Written Paper - 2 hours              33.3% of A level


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