Sociology AS/A Level

Sociology AS/A Level

Is the family in decline? Why are some groups always disadvantaged by the school system? Why are some groups 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. 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).

Additional
Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and one humanities subject.
Assessment
Three 2 hour exams taken at the end of the second year.
Progression
Sociology is a very well established A level, both nationally and at this college. We have not found any university admissions departments who do not regard it as a full A level for any Social Science or Humanities degree.

Sociological content regularly appears as a part of many vocational courses at a higher level – for courses in management, marketing, caring professions, teaching, etc. 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.