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Sociology AS/A2 at Christ The King College

Course description

By undertaking the AQA sociology course you will be provided with skills necessary to be able to examine society and provide sociological explanations for them. Society has become complex and increasingly globalised. Over a period of two years there will be opportunity to examine local and global issues, which provides explanations, for and against, as to why certain groups in society behave and respond as they do.
The Sociology A Level course helps students develop a number of new skills: • How to use evidence to support your arguments • How to investigate facts and use deduction • How to put over your point of view fluently • How to work as a team to achieve results • How to take responsibility for your own learning.

Course content

Students will study sociological theories, perspectives and methods. The new specification will deliver across the both AS and A2 content surrounding education in society as well as how sociological research in undertaken.
The optional subject at AS will be one of the following; Culture and Identity, Families and households or Health, Work and poverty and welfare.
At A2, the second compulsory unit will be Crime and Deviance with options that include; Beliefs in society, Global development, The media or Stratification and differentiation.

Entry requirements

No prior study is required for this course. However it is recommended that students have gained a GCSE in English Language at Grade C.



Paper 1: Compulsory Unit. 1 hour and 30 minute written exam. (60 marks) 50% of AS level

Paper 2: Research +other option. 1 hour and 30 minute written exam. (60 marks) 50% of AS level.

Paper 1: Compulsory Unit. 2 hour written exam.(80 marks) 33.3% of A level.
Paper 2: Optional topic. 2 hour written exam. (80 marks) 33.3% of A level.
Paper 3: Compulsory Unit. 2 hour written exam. (80 marks) 33.3% of A level.

Future opportunities

Sociology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in social work, nursing or medicine. The subject is also useful in a number of other careers, like marketing, advertising. PR, journalism, law or teaching. Students who take
Sociology often also study Psychology, English Literature and Media Studies. However, students who want a career in any of the caring services, or in marketing or business, will find an understanding of sociology useful.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015
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Key information

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