Sociology is the study of society and the communities which make up our world. Why do certain groups of people behave in a certain way, how does this impact their lives and who ultimately benefits?
You’ll study key concepts such as power, gender, ethnicity and culture, as well as mass media, education, crime, deviance and religion.
The research, study and written skills you’ll develop throughout the course will be an excellent foundation for university and your future career.
You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.
If you are interested in what makes society tick and how we are affected by the society we live in, this is the course for you. You’ll learn to question and challenge ideas and assumptions, critically examine evidence, and experience lots of discussion and debate.
- (AS Level) education and methods in context; families and households; research methods;
- (A Level): education and methods in context; families and households; global development; crime and deviance; theory and methods.
Start: 4th September 2019
A Level Programme (2 years)
Course code: C000450 / Q000509
A Level Sociology
To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.
To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above.
|Teaching & assessment||
Assessment is by examinations.
You could progress to a related higher education course such as sociology, politics, social policy, criminology, anthropology and development studies.
There are lots of careers open to you such as social worker, counsellor, probation officer, teacher, charity worker or housing officer.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!