Sociology gives anyone with an interest in social issues, social justice, and current affairs the opportunity to gain a valuable understanding and insight into how society works. You are encouraged to think critically and analytically, and to make informed judgments and arguments based on evidence and theories.
The study of Sociology provides a valuable insight into social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education and social class and how they affect society and life chances. You will develop an increased awareness and understanding of the world you live in and role you play in it.
· Introductions to sociological perspectives
· Families and households
· Research methods
· Research methods in context: Education
· Crime & Deviance
· Research methods in context: Crime & Deviance
· The Media
The A Level in Sociology is a linear qualification with 100% external assessment.
This qualification consists of three examined components. Each paper is made up of 80 marks and all three are equally weighted (33.33%).
Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology – Families & Households and The Media
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Head of Subject:
Exam Board: AQA
5 in English Lit or Lang, 5 in Maths
Are you interested in?
The impact of digital forms of communication on social relations
Inequality in society
Patterns and trends in relation to social class
Critical theories such as Feminism and Marxism
Leading to a career in:
Politics, Criminal Justice, Business, Education, Law, Psychology, Social Policy, International Relations, Anthropology and Sociology. A qualification in Sociology is relevant to many careers from those such as social work, nursing, medicine, policing, civil service, journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, law, teaching and management.
This subject goes well with:
Studying Sociology helps me understand people’s experiences and the complexities of society.