Sociology AS/A Level

Sociology AS/A Level

In the first year you will study the Sociology of the Family, Education System and Research Methods. The second year covers the Sociology of Crime and Deviance and Social Stratification (life chances).

Key questions the Sociology course addresses are: Is the family in decline? Why are some groups always disadvantaged by the school system? Why some groups are labelled deviant or even criminal whilst others are not?

Sociology applies critical understanding to society. It deconstructs our everyday life, and it examines our taken-for-granted assumptions using contemporary evidence and sociological theory. You will explore the role institutions and their impact on our lives. This is an essay based subject that will help you develop analytical and evaluative skills.

Additional
Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Literature and one humanities subject.
Assessment
Written exams.
Progression
Sociology is a very well established A level, both nationally and at this College. Our students have gone on to make careers in journalism, the law, political research, social work, teaching, marketing, and many other areas where a critical understanding, evaluative skills and the ability to communicate and persuade are important.