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A Level Sociology at St Anselm's Catholic School

Course description

“I have really enjoyed A Level Sociology – it is a completely different way of thinking about the world”

Course Overview

Students will study a range of topics which challenge them to understand the way that societies work. This course is ideal for those students who enjoy learning about the world in which they live and how they can

contribute to it. It demands of students the ability to challenge their own understanding of human behaviour

and the issues we face.


Course content



Candidates develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core areas of Sociology through a range of topics chosen for their accessibility and popularity.

Subject content:

Socialisation and culture

Families and Households



The specification offers a range of topic based options which bring together explanations from different sociological approaches and engage students in issues and debates in sociology.


Methods of Sociological Enquiry

Power and Stratification

Crime and Deviance


All content will be examined at the end of year 13 through three exams.

Component 1: 2 hours 30 minutes

Component 2: 1 hour 45 minutes

Component 3: 2 hours 30 minutes


Entry requirements



Future opportunities

Where can this course take me?

Sociology is a highly engaging subject that considers why people behave in the way they do in different aspects of society for examples the family. It is a subject that involves debate and discussion; it enhances analytical skills and can be a stepping stone to a variety of different careers and further education.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year