Sociology A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AS3
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Sociology can be defined as ‘the science of society’. Society affects our entire lives from cradle to grave. Sociology investigates the influences that society has on all of us. Through this subject we aim to consider how groups interact and raise crucial questions such as:

• Why are some groups more powerful than others?

• Why do we do as we are told?

• Why do some people achieve more than others?

The course examines key aspects of society such as The Family, Education, Religion, Crime, Deviance and Theory and Methods. Students are presented with a wide range of learning opportunities including role-play, debates and student presentations. We also attend conferences and draw on the skills of guest speakers.


A Level

Component 1 Education with Theory and Methods

Component 2 Topics in Sociology : Families and Households, Beliefs in Society

Component 3 Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods

How will it be delivered?

A Level examination papers consist of: 10 mark outline, explain and analyse questions and extended writing - 20 and 30 mark essays.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language

Your next steps...

Students learn to be critical thinkers, to analyse, assess and to draw informed conclusions. They will also be able to develop and sustain logical arguments. They will gain confidence in applying sociological concepts to contemporary issues and events.

The course can lay the foundation for many higher education courses and professional training. Those seeking to study sociology at a higher level may find employment in business, government, research, education and caring settings.