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Sociology AS level at The Thomas Aveling School

Course description

Sociology aims to provide students with an understanding of contemporary society so that they can develop sociological skills as they examine evidence and issues that affect modern society. Students will learn how society influences our social behaviour, culture and our ideas. They will study how and why people interact together, the nature of social processes, and will explore aspects of social change which shape society.


Course content

AS Compulsory content:
Unit 1: Education with Methods in context
Unit 2: Research Methods and Topics in Sociology



Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE  (or equivalent) grades A* -C , including  English.

No prior learning of Sociology is necessary for students to follow this course.






100% examination.

Unit 1 written paper = 50% of AS

Unit 2 written paper = 50% of AS




Future opportunities

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to go onto further study at University.  It  also provides a worthwhile course for candidates in terms of general education and lifelong learning. Equally, material studied would be useful for candidates intending to pursue careers in the field of Social Sciences including; Social Work, Teaching, The Health Service and The Police.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thomas Aveling School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September