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A Level Sociology at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

This course is a chance to delve into what is actually happening in society.

Course content

At AS Level students look at the basic foundations and methodology within Sociology, specifically looking at the topics ‘Education’ and ‘Family and Households’. This allows students to gain a broadness of knowledge as well as apply it to a life and reality that they have already known. This first year truly engages students and whets their appetite for a more theoretical second year. At A2 students explore AS topics in more detail as well as new topics of ‘Crime and Deviance’ and ‘Beliefs in Society’.

Entry requirements

You are required to achieve a grade 4 or above in GCSE English language. It is crucial that students have a good grasp of English and are confident essay writers as essays are a large part of the sociology assessment.


Paper 1: Education with Theory & Methods (two hour written exam)
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology: Families & Households and Beliefs in Society (two hour written exam)
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory & Methods (two hour written exam

Future opportunities

Having Sociology A Level can give you a variety of options. There are a range of courses available from pure sociology degrees to combined courses, allowing you to combine many social science subjects often with a vocational link. Any course which works with understanding people will look favourably on Sociology. A few examples are health, legal, education, and social work. Sociology A Level gives you wide range of skills, such as written communication, critical evaluation and application of data and studies, which would be of use in nearly all higher education courses. These are also great skills to be able to offer an employer if you are thinking of going straight into employment after your A Levels.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years