Sociology A Level

Studying Sociology A Level 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.

Course Content

Four units are examined.

Unit 1 - Education and Sociological Methods: in this unit students will look at the role and purpose of education, differential achievement by social groups, teacher pupil relationships and the application of sociological research methods to the study of education.
Unit 2 - Families and Households: in this unit students will look at a variety of issues relating to the family, such as changing patterns of marriage, co-habitation, separation, divorce and child bearing, the nature of childhood, and changes in the status of children.

In the second year students will study Units 3 and 4.
Unit 3 - Beliefs in Society: in this unit students will focus on issues such as different theories of religion, the relationship between religion and social change, and religious organisations' cults, sects and denominations.
Unit 4 - Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods: this units consists of studying areas such as theories of crime, crime control and prevention, the study of suicide and the connections between theory and methods and crime and deviance.
There is no coursework in this subject.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 40 points for your average GCSE score, Mathematics and English Language at grades A*-C / 9-4 plus at least three other GCSEs from our specified range of GCSE subjects and a satisfactory reference.

International Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5, High School Certificate Grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent).

Duration and Delivery

The A Level qualification ia a full time course achieved over a two year period. The year begins in September and runs through to the beginning of July.


Sociology will prepare you for higher education and a wide range of careers from teaching, social work and criminology to law and journalism.

Additional Information

The exam board is AQA. For more information please contact our Admissions Team on  020 8268 3073 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sociology A Level is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.


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