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Course outline

Sociology offers the students the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thoughts and methods.

Course content

The course is designed to encourage students to demonstrate the application of a range of skills and consider the integration of sociological themes such as: socialisation, culture and identity; social differentiation, power and stratification; family and households;education; research methods; crime and deviance; beliefs within society; and sociological theory. 

Students will learn through text book reading, analysis of theoretical debates and statements; statistical interpretation, and an in-depth look at how research is carried out.  Classroom based discussion and debates form the basis for regular written assignments.

Entry requirements

GCSE English grade 5. A good standard of spoken and written English.

Career / higher education opportunities

A Level sociology can lead to a wide range of higher education study and careers, including: child and youth worker; community worker; employment counsellor; fundraiser; human resource specialist; non-profit administrator; mental health worker; office administrator; policy advisor; political advisor; probation officer; public relations consultant; researcher; social policy researcher; social services case manager; social survey researcher; social worker; teaching.

Course specification

AQA Sociology A Level