Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Sociology’s subject matter is diverse, ranging from crime to education, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. Unifying the study of these diverse subjects is sociology’s purpose: understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures.
Sociology can be an excellent subject to study alongside other humanities subjects. It develops skills such as analysis, evaluation and literacy. This makes it an ideal subject when applying to university and people with an A Level in Sociology have gone on to study degrees in Nursing, Teaching, Social Work, Social Policy, Media, Criminology, Law and History.
Sociology is extremely topical and will suit those who take a critical interest in the world around them. We follow the AQA specification, a course that provides an excellent and broad introduction to sociology.
Over the two years of the A Level you will study the following:
You will sit three 2 hour examinations at the end of the two year course.
Minimum 65444 including Level 5 in English Language or Literature GCSE.
“Sociology; lots of work but lots of fun! I have found myself engrossed in all the topics that we study and have found it really rewarding.”
“I originally chose A Level Sociology as it went well with Law, however, I have grown to love the subject and the insight it gives you into society. It is the most interesting subject I take.”
Past students have gone on to study Sociology; Psychology; Geography; Law; Primary Education; Nursing; Drama; and Philosophy at universities such as Durham, Kent, UEA, Essex, Southampton, Leeds and Loughborough.
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