Duration: 1 Year for AS. 2 Years for A2
Sociology is the study of individuals and groups in society. A number of theoretical and political perspectives are applied to the study of topics such as education, families and households, global development and crime and deviance. Students also learn about the research methods that sociologists use in their investigations.
Level 2 threshold (5 A*- C grades or equivalent) including a grade 4 or higher in GCSE Sociology. If Sociology has not been studied at GCSE, students will need a grade C or higher in English Language.
A grade ‘B’ is advisable in English
What Will I Study?
Year 12 Units
Acquiring Culture and Families & Households
Methods of Sociological Enquiry and Education
Year 13 Units
Crime & Deviance
Social Inequality and Applied Methods of Sociological Enquiry
How Will I Be Assessed?
All units are assessed by external examinations at the end of Year 12 and Year 13.
Career Opportunities & Progression
Studying Sociology will open up a variety of career paths. For those who wish to continue their education at university, sociology is a widely accepted A-level for entry into Arts and Social Science degrees. Sociology can lead a pathway to many careers and is particularly suitable for the field of education, social work, police, public relations and many more.