Sociology - A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code SPA2
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Students will acquire knowledge of contemporary social processes and social changes. Candidates will be encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world


In Year 12 you will study the Sociology of Education where you will evaluate the impact a students' class, gender, ethnicity and their teachers can have on their educational attainment. You will also study �Families and Households�. Key issues which are considered include whether husbands and wives are equal today in comparison to the past? How have patterns in marriage, divorce and cohabitation changed over time? In addition to these topics you will also study how sociologists conduct sociological research and the strengths and weaknesses of research methods.

Year 13 concentrates on �Crime and Deviance� where you will examine who commits crime as well as investigating reasons why they do so. You will also study �Beliefs in Society� where you will evaluate reasons for the decline in religion and why people may choose to join religious movements such as sects and cults.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed by three 2 hour exams at the end of Year 13.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade 5 or above including maths. GCSE English grade must be 6 or above.