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Sociology AS/A Level 3 at Fulston Manor School

Course description


Sociology is extremely useful for most careers because of the thinking skills it develops. Many sociology students move on into Higher Education, where the subject supports all degrees, but especially those in the media, law and public services, as well as in Sociology itself. Graduate recruiters are particularly interested in employing those with a Sociology background. The specification followed complements other Advanced Level courses, such as Psychology, Law and Health and Social Care. As an academic subject, Sociology also blends well with English and History due to the similar study and essay writing skills employed. Sociology students often choose careers in the public sector, (e.g. teaching and policing), and in the media, as Sociology equips learners with a critical understanding of society.


Sociology is the study of society and students will:

§ Examine the nature of contemporary society.

  • Examine patterns of behaviour in society.

  • Explore ways in which society influences individuals and how individuals influence society.

Course content


Paper 1: Education with theory and methods

Paper 2: Family & Households and The Media (2-part paper)

Paper 3: Crime & Deviance with theory and methods

Entry requirements


To be accepted on the A Level course a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent). Strong essay writing skills are very advantageous and, while it is not an absolute requirement, most students would be expected to have a GCSE of at least a grade 4 in English Language. Students are expected to have a wider interest in current affairs and a curiosity about how society functions.



Each module is assessed by external assessment (examination), which is predominantly essay based. There is no assessment based on coursework for this subject.

Future opportunities

Sociology students often choose careers in the public sector, such as teaching and policing, and in the media, as Sociology equips learners with a critical understanding of society.

Further information

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

This qualification is a ‘new style’ two year linear A Level. Whilst the AS qualification still exists it does not form part of the final A Level, and most students will be expected to study this course for the full two years.

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: 27 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years