A Level Sociology
AS / A2
A level sociology will introduce you to points of view on society, learning that there is no absolute right or wrong in sociology because so much of what we investigate is open to interpretation.
By studying sociology you will learn to think critically and independently about society and your place in it, gain the tools to think for yourself and develop a critical and informed understanding of the world around you. You may even gain knowledge and skills that will help you take control of your life!
AS - You will gain an understanding of the shaping of individual identity and the importance of social behaviour and social structure and the significance of social change and how individuals acquire their culture. In optional topics you will gain a deeper understanding of how structures such as education affect individuals.
You will learn about the strengths and limitations of different research methods used by sociologists.
A2- you will study a topic on understanding power and control as well as one on understanding social divisions.
You will learn how to demonstrate and apply your understanding of the topics covered at AS level and A level.
(one exam per unit).
5 GCSEs at A*-C grades and a minimum of B in English. You do not need to have taken sociology at GCSE.
Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as sociology, criminology, teaching, police studies and combined studies.
A number of students also go onto employment or move onto an apprenticeship programme