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Sociology AS level at Havering Sixth Form College

Course description

The study of Sociology can be a life-changing experience. Sociologists are passionately interested in the world around us, and this exciting and challenging course is for the curious and open-minded learner, with the enthusiasm and desire to develop the skills necessary to challenge socially constructed ideas. Sociologists reflect on shared behaviours and the social forces at play, not only in Western societies but in cultures around the world, encouraging the growth of the empathetic sociological imagination.

Course content

You can expect to study:

  • Families and Households - Examining the family, its role in society and the division of labour in the home
  • Education - Analysing the history of education and achievement according to social class, ethnicity and gender
  • Sociological Research Methods - examining how sociologists go about investigating society. Assessing research methods such as surveys, interviews and participant observation

Exam structure:

  • Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context
  • Paper 2 Research Methods and Topics in Sociology

Entry requirements

One grade B and four grade Cs at GCSE, C Grade English GCSE.


Exam Board –AQA

100% Exam

Financial information

Compulsory Cost

£5 - A charge for workbooks/revision booklets.

Future opportunities

This is a general qualification and therefore allows students to progress into a wide variety of occupations including journalism, law, the police force, teaching, nursing, health, media and accountancy, management and public relations.

In addition, students have combined Sociology with a range of subjects including Biology, French, Psychology, History, Religious Studies, Law, English and Business Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year