Sociology (A Level)

GCE AS AND A LEVEL

Introduction to Course

A Level Sociology offers students the opportunity to study a range of sociological perspectives and issues relevant to society such as family, education and religious beliefs. The course features a variety of relevant and contemporary themes helping to inspire engaging classroom discussion and prepares students for the wider world. Students will also gain core skills such as critical thinking, application and analysis. These are skills sought after by higher education and employers.

Exam Board/Specification

AQA 7192

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 in GCSE English

AS Level Modules/Units

  • Education and methods in context
  • Research methods
  • Families and households

AS Level Assessment

  • Education and methods in context: written paper: 1hr 30 mins Weighting: 50% of total AS level marks
  • Research methods and families and households: written paper: 1hr 30 mins. Weighting: 50% of total AS level marks

A Level Modules/Units

  • Crime and deviance
  • Theory and methods
  • Beliefs in society

A Level Assessment

  • Education with theory and methods in context: written paper: 2 hrs. Weighting: 33.3% of total A level marks
  • Families and households and beliefs in society: written paper: 2 hrs. Weighting: 33.3% of total A level marks
  • Crime and deviance with theory and methods: written paper: 2 hrs. Weighting: 33.3% of total A level marks

Progression Routes

Sociology students can move into a variety of careers: law, travel, advertising, human resources, diplomacy, publishing, journalism, the media, teaching, counselling, civil service, charity work, social work, police and care professions.