Sociology

Sociology is the systematic study of society and social interaction. Through this course you will learn a number of skills including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts, and critical thinking. It is relevant to you as an individual and the society you live in so you are bound to enjoy learning about topics that are relevant to everyday life; plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

Length of course: All A-Level qualifications run over 2 years.

How will I be assessed? This course is assessed through three exams, each account for one third of the A-Level. The exams are sat at the end of Y13. Examinations last two hours and consist of a mixture of short answer and extended writing questions.

What does the course lead to? A-Levels are often used to progress onto higher education courses at University or into an academic career. These qualifications are also recognised and valued by prospective employers.

This A Level can be used to progress to a degree in Sociology, Psychology, English Studies, Business Studies, Law and Teaching. This list is not extensive and Sociology will be accepted in the application process to other degree level courses.

Potential career progression could include; social work, human resources, advertising, policing, marketing, journalism, law, and teaching.

What will I study?

Y12:

Paper 1 – Education with Theory and Methods
Paper 2 – Topics in Sociology: Families and Households

Y13:

Paper 2 – Topics in Sociology: Media
Paper 3 – Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods