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Sociology AS/A2 Level (Linear) at Anglo European School

Course description

The course is based on four modules. In the Lower Sixth students are taught The Family and The Sociology of Education which also covers Research Methodology and Theory.  In the Upper Sixth the students are taught Sociology of the Media, and Crime and Deviance which covers Theory and Methods.


Topics covered in these modules include:

  • Why girls do better in the education system than boys?
  • Why is the divorce rate so high in modern Britain?
  • What methods are best suited for looking at the trends in Britain?
  • The relationship between media output and audience response.
  • Globalisation.
  • What types of people commit crime and why?
  • Which theoretical models give the most accurate and plausible account of how societies/the world operates?


Sociology is the study of society and individuals. It is suitable for students who have open, enquiring minds and enjoy debating contemporary issues.  Theoretical and political perspectives are applied to the study of topics such as education, families and households, mass media and crime and deviance.  A wider knowledge and understanding of the society in which we live is essential and students must be keen on keeping up to date with the news and current affairs.  As members of society all students should come to the course equipped with some knowledge of the social world, but through the study of Sociology they will develop a deeper understanding and examine issues that directly affect life in Britain and other areas of the world.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

In addition to the Sixth Form matriculation requirements we require that students have achieved a grade B or better in a Humanities Subject.


A Level 

Students will sit 3 exams:


Paper 1 – Education with Theory and Methods

2 hour written exam, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-level


Paper 2 – Topics in Sociology: Families and Household and The Media

2 hour written exam, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-level


Paper 3 – Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

2 hour written exam, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-level

Future opportunities


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

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