Accessibility links

Sociology AS/A2 Level at Belfairs Academy

Course description

The study of Sociology must focus on contemporary society and foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. Students will be encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.

This is an essay based subject and works well with other humanities subjects, or as a contrasting subject for students studying arts, science or maths.


Course content

Year 1:

Compulsory content:

Education with Theory and methods/Education/ Methods in Context/Theory and Methods

Optional content:

Topics in Sociology

Option 1

Culture and Identity/Families and Households/Health/ Work, Poverty and Welfare

Year 2:

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods/Crime and Deviance/Theory and Methods

Optional content:

3 Topics in Sociology

Option 2

Beliefs in Society/Global Development/The Media/ Stratification and Differentiation

Entry requirements

English grade C.


The course is assessed through formal examinations.

Future opportunities

This course is a good foundation for further study of Sociology and related subjects at university. Students may pursue careers in the social sciences but it is highly regarded by employers in a wide number of career paths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Belfairs Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2015

Key information

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