You will study a range topics in order to understand how society works including:
• Crime and deviance
• Beliefs in society
• Family and households
• Education in Britain
• Sociological theory and perspectives
• Research methods

A minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and a Grade 4 in a traditional written subject e.g. GCSE History or English Literature. 

Sociology is the study of how society is organised and how we experience life. You may not realise, but a lot of who you are as a person and how you think is shaped by wider society. It is the study of the development, structure, and functions of society. You will look at key social problems such as poverty, crime and social conflict. When you become a Sociology student you will not be provided with quick answers. What you will discover is how to think about many controversial issues for yourself: you will look for the questions behind the questions. Students have found that Sociology makes them look at the world in new ways, you will come to the course with many views and by the end you will question everything!

100% Examination: Linear

Sociology A Level will be assessed by three two hour exams at the end of the second year.


There is potential for you to progress onto a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in social work, law, teaching, policing. You will also develop analytical, evaluation and communication skills that are valuable in a wide range of activities and careers.

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