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Sociology / AS & A2 at The Crest Academies

Course description

'Is school just a form of oppression?', 'is crime beneficial for society?' 'Should women just stay at home to cook and clean?', 'does religion only appeal to the poor nowadays?’ If these are the sorts of questions you want answers to, then Sociology is your subject!

If you are curious and want to broaden your understanding of human behavior, you will find this subject very interesting. Sociology is concerned with the behavior of people and the world around us. It tries to understand the way in which human beings behave and interact in society. Sociology attempts to offer theories and explanations of why people behave the way they do in society.



Course content

The course covers a range of interesting and stimulating topics. 

The first year (AS Level) we cover these topics:

  • Families and households
  • Education & research methods

The second year (A2 Level) we cover these topics:

  • Beliefs in society

Crime and deviance with theory and methods

Entry requirements

Minimun of 5 Grade A*-C in GCSE including Maths & English

It is not necessary to have studied Sociology at GCSE to undertake this course.


Your performance will be assessed according to the Academy’s Assessment Policy. These assessments will occur on regular basis during your one/two-year course. External examinations may be taken in January and in May.

The actual exam:

AS :   Unit one : 1 hour and 30 mins - written paper

           Unit two : 2 hours - written paper

A2 :    Unit three:1 hour 30 mins - written paper

          Unit four : 2 hour - written paper

There is no coursework in sociology

Future opportunities

Course Progression and Careers

  • A pass in this subject provides entry to a number of degree courses such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, political studies, law, business studies and economics.
  • A degree in Sociology is useful in any job that requires interpersonal skills and would be ideal for working in industry, universities, marketing, courts, education, the army, and hospitals. 

Further information

To find out more about this course / qualification please contact us, or you can ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Crest Academies directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

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