Sociology studies society, people and their behaviour. A Level Sociology aims to help you understand how society works. By looking at various topics in education, crime, and beliefs from different theoretical approaches, you will look at possible explanations for society’s patterns and individual behaviour. Alongside this, you will also learn how to conduct research into social issues and the strengths and limitations of different research designs.
We believe all sociology students should be educated to be active, critical thinkers, who question the world around them, and do not accept things at face value. To be engaged and informed about social issues and understand a variety of different viewpoints on these social issues. Ultimately sociology should help students to be prepared for a variety of career paths, as we believe all careers can benefit from sociological insight.
You will be assessed by sitting external exams at the end of the two year course. There are three 2 hour exams.
Sociology complements many other subjects. The course goes particularly well with psychology, law and philosophy and ethics, and any subjects that require critical thinking and essay writing.
Sociology is well respected and allows you to progress to a wide range of degree and higher education courses.
You will develop a range of transferable skills that will greatly benefit you in the future. This includes:
Sociology is beneficial for careers involving interaction with society and people. This includes jobs in the police, probation service, journalism, politics, social work, law, education and academic research.