Summary of course content:

A-level Sociology will help you to make sense of the society we live in and understand the cultural and identity issues which affect us all. You will learn a number of skills including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts, and critical thinking. It is relevant to the society you live in so you are bound to enjoy learning about topics that are relevant to everyday life; plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers. The topics we cover are:

  • Education with theory and methods
  • Crime and deviance with theory and methods
  • Families and households
  • Beliefs in society

At A-level there are three exams, each account for one third of your A-level. The three exams last 2 hours and are worth 80 marks each. The exams consist of a mixture of short answer and extended writing questions

Progression and Career routes:

According to bestcourse4me.com, the top six degree courses taken by students who have an A-level in sociology are:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • English studies
  • Business studies
  • Law
  • Teaching

Possible career options studying sociology at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including:

  • Social work
  • Human resources
  • Advertising
  • Policing
  • Marketing
  • ┬áJournalism
  • Law
  • Teaching

How to access this course:

Ideally a grade 5 in GCSE REP or Sociology but a Grade 5 in English/English Literature