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Sociology AS/A Level at Kennet School

Course description

Studying Sociology can be an enjoyable and illuminating experience which helps students to understand their place in the world. ‘The search for understanding the world in which we live is universal... for those who wish to explore the dimension of individuals interacting to create a society which is larger than the individuals who make it up, then Sociology is the answer’. Tony Lawson, Chief Examiner. Various approaches are used in lessons to deal with the skills required for success. Knowledge and subject content is communicated through a range of means that utilise a variety of texts, newspapers and multimedia. Interpretation and analysis are developed by a mixture of written tasks, discussion and research activities.

Course content

You will study a number of topics over the two years, including the family, education, the causes of inequality, criminology and globalisation. There are a total of three papers which are selfcontained but also encourage links between the various topics.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature.


There will an exam in the summer of both years.

Future opportunities

Sociology is acceptable for higher education study in social sciences or in other subjects, especially those involving working with people, such as administration and management (including the Civil Service), personnel management, journalism, teaching and lecturing, law and the police, health and social care, information services, librarianship and museum work. It is recognised by all reputable employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

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