Sociology A Level

Studying A-Level Sociology will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the society in which we live. Sociology is the study of modern societies. Sociologists are interested in social institutions, such as the family, the education system, religion and the role of the criminal justice system and how these affect us. In studying sociology, you will be able to identify the changes which have occurred in society over the last century. A-Level Sociology is a linear course: students will complete three exam papers at the end of their two years of study

 

Course Content

Paper 1 covers Education, students will study:

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods
  • Psychopathology

Paper 1 is assessed through a written exam lasting two hours, worth 33.3% of the A-Level.

Paper 2 covers Topics in Sociology, students will study:

  • Households and Families
  • Beliefs in Society

Paper 2 is assessed through a written exam lasting two hours, worth 33.3% of the A-Level.

Paper 3 covers Crime and Deviance, students will study:

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods

Paper 3 is assessed through a written exam lasting two hours, worth 33.3% of the A-Level.

Entry Requirements

You must have achieved at least five GCSE at grades A*-C / 9-5, which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. Your average GCSE score must be a minimum of 5.0. You would be expected to have a satisfactory reference from your last school.

International Entry Requirements

You will be expected to have an IELTS score of 5.5 or greater, High School Certificates must be the equivalent to five GCSE at grades A*-C / 9-5, which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths (NARIC will be used to check equivalence).

Duration and Delivery

The A-Level qualification is a full time course achieved over a two year period. The year begins in September and runs through to the beginning of July. A-Levels can only be studied as part of the Full Time A-Level Course, studying three subjects over a two year period. Learners will take the AS exam in year 1 which they must pass to progress onto year 2

Progression

The majority of A-Level students will progress onto a Higher Education Degree at University.

Additional Information

You will need to have your own copies of key textbooks. The exam board is AQA, the Specification Number is GCE Sociology, 7192.

Campus

Kingston Hall Road.

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