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Sociology A level at Edmonton County School

Course description

Widen your horizons, challenge yourself and the world around you. We offer: -an established course that will help you to progress academically, cultivate your passion for understanding the social world, and gain valuable skills for life -dedicated teaching that will challenge you to widen your horizons and expand your creativity, empowering you to see the real world in a more critical light  -a solid foundation for whatever future path you choose, even those you haven’t yet imagined!

Course content

AS Sociology students will study two compulsory topics- ‘Education’, and ‘Sociological Research Methods’. Students will also apply their knowledge of research methods in a sociological context of education known as ‘Methods in context’.  They will also study an additional topic chosen from a series of options- ‘Families and Households’.

In addition to the AS content, the A-level course will offer two compulsory topics of ‘Crime and Deviance’ and ‘Sociological Theories’ in the context of Education and a chosen optional topic of ‘Beliefs in Society’.

Entry requirements

If GCSE Sociology taken, at least Grade B is required. GCSE English- Grade B minimum. GCSE Religious Studies- Grade B minimum.


The A-level course comprises of three 2 hour examinations of equal weighting- 80 marks per paper. One of the exam papers will be based solely on extended writing, and two of the papers will include both short answer questions and extended writing.

Future opportunities

A-level Sociology leads to the study of Sociology at university and develops skills for job sectors such as social services, education and the criminal justice system.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edmonton County School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September