Course type: A Level • Awarding/exam body: AQA
Sociology is the study of how society is organised. We look at the relationships between individuals and groups and how experiences, such as childhood poverty, racism and labelling can affect a person’s life chances. Our students find that sociology makes them look at Britain and the world today in new ways. What students discover is how to think critically for themselves and to look at human behaviour from different perspectives.
Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology (Families and Households and Beliefs in Society)
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods & Households & Beliefs in Society
The A level course is 100% examination based through three papers taken at the end of the second year of the course.
Students can progress to degree courses such as Anthropology, Criminology, Journalism, Law, Social Policy and Sociology. They pursue careers in which an understanding of people and social groups is essential, such as the police, law, journalism, teaching, nursing, politics, social work, business, human resources, advertising and public relations.
Grade 5 in English Language or Grade 5 in Sociology Students with a Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 5 or higher in Sociology or other humanities subjects may also be considered subject to availability
1 Trips have included a trip the V&A Childhood Museum and the Old Bailey.
2 Attend conferences on a number of relevant issues including ‘Crime and Punishment’, ‘Labelling and Gangs’ and ‘The Future of Religion in Society’.