Course Outline

Qualification Information:

Level: AS/A2
Syllabus: WJEC
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.

Entry Requirements

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.