Accessibility links

Sociology A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Padworth College

Course description

Sociology is a particular way of looking at society and social life and has several ways of doing this, but they all have one thing in common – they do not take anything at face value. If you are interested in challenging pre-conceived ideas about the way society works, then Sociology could be for you.

Course content

The A Level course consists of:

Compulsory content

Education with Theory and Methods

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods

Optional content

Topics in Sociology

Option 1

Culture and Identity

Families and Households


Work, Poverty and Welfare

Option 2

Beliefs in Society

Global Development

The Media

Stratification and Differentiation

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge is required for A Level sociology, but you should possess good communication skills, including an acceptable level of English language (minimum grade C at (I)GCSE or equivalent).


Assessment is by means of written examination only at the end of a two year course. There are three exams of two hours long, each worth 33.3% of the A Level.

Financial information

Fees may be charged for this course

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Padworth College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • The College is housed in an attractive 18th century country house with modern boarding houses set on a 15 acre campus providing a secure and peaceful environment for study and recreation. We are only 15 minutes from the university town of Reading and just 40 minutes from Heathrow and London.