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Sociology A Level at Tudor Grange Academy

Course description

What will I be covering in the course in Year 12?

Unit 1 - Education Students will study the critical and positive view of education, the role and functions of the education system, relationships and processes within schools, and the significance of educational policies.

Unit 2- Families and Households Students will study the critical and positive view of the family and the way gender roles are changing. Students will discuss issues around the changing nature of the family including demography and the effect of state policy.


What will I be covering in the course in Year 13?

Unit 3 - Mass Media Students will study the Mass Media and how it influences people’s lives. They will study the ownership of the media and how it can be used as a political tool.

Unit 4 - Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods Students will study the difference between crime and deviance and will learn about the issues in researching deviance.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements



3 x Written paper - 2 hours - 80 marks - 33.3% of A Level

Paper 1 - Education and research methods

Paper 2 - Family and Media

Paper 3 - Crime and deviance with research methods and theory

Future opportunities

A Level Sociology is recognised as an academic A Level by all universities so will help you in securing a degree course. It provides an excellent foundation for anyone wishing to pursue a career in social work, the probation service, further education and any aspect of the criminal justice system.

The A-Level also develops excellent research skills that can be transferred to many degree courses and jobs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tudor Grange Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years