- Course Code: 6191
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: AEB, SEG & NEAB
- Study Mode: Full time
Are you interested in how people behave? How society is changing and what conflicts occur? Topics such as the modern family, the education system and crime and deviance will be studied in A-Level Sociology, whilst studying theoretical perspectives such as feminism, Marxism and Functionalism, questions raised will include why divorce is on the increase, why girls outperform boys at school and what are the causes of crime.
- What will I study?
In the first year, you will study:
- Education with methods in context
- Research methods, families and households
In the second year, you will study:
- Education with theory and methods
- Families and households
- Beliefs in society
- Crime and deviance
- Sociological theories
- Entry Requirements
To study A-Level Sociology you will need 5 Cs at GCSE (or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs).
You do not need to have studied Sociology at GCSE in order to study it at A-Level but an active and inquiring mind and an interest in the world around you would be advantageous.
- How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed continuously through written and group work as well as formally through the examination process. AS Examinations are taken at the end of the year. There are three examination papers at A -Level. Marks awarded in the first year do not count towards your final grade.
- What can I do next?
A qualification in Sociology is good preparation for a wide range of careers, for example the police, prison service, youth work, teaching, social work and the probation service. Obtaining A-Level Sociology can also lead you onto a wide variety of degree courses at university.
- Your Study Programme