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Sociology A Level at The Axe Valley Community College

Course description

Sociology is the study of society. If you are interested in contemporary, modern Britain and want to acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of the social world in which you live then choose Sociology. You will learn to develop your skills in organising and presenting information, ideas, descriptions and arguments.

Course content

AS: In the first module, you will study Families and Households. In this module you will learn how the family has changed and debate the roles and relationships within the family. In the second module, you will be researching social inequalities and research methods. You will learn how Sociologists have used different methods of research to study social inequalities within our society and other cultures. A2: During your first year you will cover the same content as the AS students. In the second year you will start by looking at Globalisation and the digital social world and then debates within crime and deviance. Sociologists seek to explain why crime is committed, which groups in society are most likely to commit crime and which groups are most likely to be the victims of crime. You will also consider the theoretical perspectives in more depth, along with research methods. 

Entry requirements

The normal 5 A* to C pass rate to study advanced Level 3 courses.


Sociology is an exam subject. There is no coursework. Both AS and A2 Sociology are assessed through examinations in May/June.

Future opportunities

Students of Sociology go on to a hugely diverse range of careers and university courses, from jobs in the media, such as researchers and journalists, to teaching, police work, social work, health care – the list is endless! There is also a wide variety of opportunities in all aspects of social research, such as youth services, criminal justice system, education, etc. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Axe Valley Community College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years