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Sociology A-level at The Abbey School

Course description

Sociology is the study of society and systems from different perspectives. The course develops skills such as critical thinking, independent thinking and research. Students will have the opportunity to look at the education system, look at sociological methods and develop their understanding of research methods. In addition to this they also look at specific topics including culture and identity, families, health and poverty.

Entry requirements

5 9-4 in GCSEs

5 in GCSE English Language, GCSE Mathematics and Core Science.


Students study the AQA syllabus, they complete 3 papers in total, all 2 hours long, each one contributes to one third of their overall grade. Paper 1 looks at Education with theory and methods, Paper 2 looks at specific topics in sociology and Paper 3 looks at Crime and Deviance. All papers include extended writing questions.

Future opportunities

Sociology can support careers in medicine, policing and social work. Sociology students also learn a variety of skills which can support them in their future employment and study at University.

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs R Fletcher.

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: 24 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years