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Sociology AS/A2 at Trinity School

Course description

Sociology is the study of human groups and social life in modern societies. It is concerned with the study of social institutions.

Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.

Course content

Year 1 (Year 12) - Paper 1:  Education and Methods in Context, Research Methods, Families and Households.


Year 2 (Year 13) - Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods, Global Development.


Entry requirements

Standard requirements for A-Leve courses in Sixth Form



Year 1 -Students will sit the AS paper at the end of the first year of the course. This consists of two papers. Each paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long. Paper 1 examines “Education and Methods in Context”.

Paper 2 - examines “Research Methods” and “Families and Households”. Each paper is equally weighted and leads to the award of an AS in Sociology.

Year 2 – Students will take 3 two hour papers. Paper 1 examines “Education with theory and methods in context”.

Paper 2 examines “Families and households” plus “Global Development”.

Paper 3 examines “Crime and Deviance with theory and methods”. Each paper is equally weighted and leads to the award of an A level in Sociology.

Future opportunities

Students may progress to university to study Sociology, or related subjects such as Education or Social work.

It is also valued by future employers as a subject which develops the skills of critical analysis, research and independent thinking.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
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