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Sociology AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

Sociology is the study of society and looks at how everyday experiences shape our lives. Sociology makes you think! It is concerned with social behaviour and attempts to answer questions about why people behave in the way they do. For example, why do girls outperform boys in the education system? Is the nature of childhood under threat? Do poor people commit more crime? Is science like religion? 

By taking the subject, you become a much more informed, questioning and critical citizen of society. Furthermore, you will take away from Sociology a completely different way of thinking about the world around you.

Course content

A Level Sociology provides the opportunity to study a number of key sociological issues.  You will find out how Sociologists conduct research and undertake research projects of your own.  You will also study topics in Sociology such as education, families, crime and poverty.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE English and a humanities subject or grade B in GCSE sociology.



Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Sociology include:

The study of sociology at this level can lead to a range of further studies. Many sociology students go on to take degrees in Ssciology or a related field such as anthropology, criminology, law, politics, psychology or education. It is also seen as useful for any essay based subject such as English, history and media.


Possible careers:

Journalism, law, PR, marketing, social research, politics, charity (NGO), development work, teaching, social work and nursing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

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