A Level Sociology
A Level in Sociology offers students a challenging and stimulating course that is widely recognised and highly respected by universities as well as employers.
Why Study A Level Sociology?
A Level Sociology offers students a challenging and stimulating course that is widely recognised and highly respected by universities as well as employers. The course covers a wide range of issues, ranging from youth culture to the exploration of inequalities in society. It is a subject which endeavours to explain social change in the past, present and future.
A former sixth form student who studied Criminology at University contacted us in 2021 to say: “I recently finished an assignment and I’m so glad that I studied sociology. It has helped me massively during my first year. I’m learning about all the theories which I already knew because of the Crime and Deviance topic… I still miss those lessons a lot!”
Another student contacted us in 2022 to say: “I will soon begin studying a BA (hons) Criminology and Sociology with the Open University, I have decided sociology is definitely something that I want to pursue a career in, whether that be teaching or a more research-based role and I definitely have you to thank for that. You really pushed me to do my best and I just fell in love with the subject and have now found what I really want to do for my career”.
The foundations of sociological theories and key research methods are explored throughout the course.
Four distinct components will be studied over the two year course
Component 1 – Education
Component 2 – Families and Households
Component 3 – Crime and Deviance
Component 4 – Beliefs in Society
Exam Code: AQA 7192
Where does the course lead?
Sociology can be of direct relevance and benefit to a whole host of careers, including journalism, policing, social work, local government, teaching, advertising or business. Those who study Sociology at university have a higher rate of employment than many other subjects.
Whilst the syllabus assumes no previous study of Sociology at GCSE, it must be stressed that Sociology is not an “easy option”. It is rigorous, and demands a dedicated and hard-working approach to the course if you are going to succeed. It is important to keep up with current affairs by reading a quality newspaper regularly, listening to or watching the news and watching relevant documentaries where appropriate. Be warned, Sociology can trigger a life-long love of learning and a deep desire to question the nature of the society in which we live!
Mrs I Farrow