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Sociology A Level

For students interested in the functioning of modern society, human behaviour and contemporary social issues. This course involves lively debate, supported by theoretical underpinning, will then be filtered into informed and focused written arguments under exam conditions.

Sociology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in local government, Law, the public services and caring professions, such as nursing, social work, the police and civil service. It has also become a popular choice for those seeking careers in personnel management, written and broadcast media.

+ Course details and future career paths

Sociologists produce theories to explain human behaviour (Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism, etc.) and students must be prepared to study these theories and the related research in detail. Wider reading is essential; students must be able to interpret essay titles and produce coherent, fluent written answers. It is essential that they develop analytical and evaluative skills in relation to both empirical and theoretical data.

Topics studied

  • Families and Households
  • Education
  • Research Methods with Theory
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance

The course will be examined in the following pattern:

Paper 1 - Education, Theory and Methods - 33.3% of total A level

Paper 2 - Topics in Sociology : Families and Beliefs in Society - 33.3% of total A level

Paper 3 - Crime and deviance with Theory and methods - 33.3% of total A level marks

+ Progression

Having A-level Sociology can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options. If you are considering applying to university to study Sociology, Criminology, Social Policy, Social Work, Psychology, Public Administration, Journalism, Marketing & Advertising and a host of other Humanities based subjects then A-level Sociology is essential.

Possible career choices that require A-level Sociology include the Public and Civil Service, Caring Professions, Law, Voluntary Sector, Teaching, Media, Advertising and Personnel Management amongst a range of others. In fact, having an A-level in Sociology is desirable for a huge range of careers, as it is a great qualification to have.


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