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Sociology AS level at Shoeburyness High School

Course description

The course is for those wishing to learn more about the society they live in. It focuses on culture, identity, inequality and crime and deviance. You should also learn how to express yourself coherently, how to challenge information, how to be confident about yourself, how to be a better friend, employee and member of society.

Entry requirements

You must achieve 5 A* – C grades including English and Maths grade 5 in order to study Sociology.


AS – Two external examinations taken at the end of a year.

The first exam (1 hour 30 minutes) is assessing your knowledge of socialisation, culture and identity and is worth 50% of the final grade. It is based on themes developed through the context of one of three options: families and relationships, youth subcultures or media.

The second exam (1 hours 30 minutes) is assessing your knowledge of researching and understanding social inequalities and is worth 50% of the final grade. It is based on methods used to conduct research and inequalities in areas such as gender, ethnicity, social class and age.

Future opportunities

An AS level in Sociology can lead to progression to the full Sociology A-Level, and then onto studying a social science at degree level e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Criminology etc. Sociology is a wide subject that can lead to a variety of different jobs as it covers such a broad range of topics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1 year