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Sociology AS level at Nottingham Girl's Academy

Course description

This course will interest anyone with an interest in society, the family, education, criminology, criminal behaviour and the role of religion in society.

Course content

You will study many aspects of contemporary society including socialisation, culture and identity. You will study the education system including policy and patterns of achievement. You will then go on to look at the role of the family in modern British society.

Units covered at AS

  • Education.
  • Topics in Sociology (Culture and Identity; Families and Households; Health; Work, Poverty and Welfare).
  • Methods in Context.
  • Research Methods.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including B grade or above in English.


  • 100% examination.
  • AS Level – two exams consisting of 1 hour and 30 minutes each.

Future opportunities

Sociology A level is a useful and relevant preparation for many degree courses at university such as sociology, criminology, law, social policy, social work or education.

It can also lead on to many career options such as: teacher, social worker, prison officer, police officer, care working, government, local government, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), armed forces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham Girl's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year