Course Introduction

AQA A Level Sociology offers learners an engaging and effective introduction to Sociology. Students will learn the fundamentals of the subject and develop skills valued by both higher education and employers. This qualification is designed to develop research skills as well provide learners with an in depth knowledge of social issues, social processes and changes within society.

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What will I Study?

Year 12 Outline

During the first year learners will study the two core themes; socialisation, culture and identity and social differentiation, power and stratification. The themes should be understood and applied to particular substantive areas of Sociology. Students will also learn to apply and evaluate different sociological theories, perspectives and methods in relation to:

Education with methods in context

Research Methods with Families and Households

Year 13 Outline
At this level, candidates will continue to focus on socialisation, identity and stratification within contemporary society but they will also be expected to demonstrate a wider range and greater depth of knowledge and understanding and more highly developed skills of application, analysis, interpretation and evaluation.

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Research methods with Beliefs in Society

How will I be assessed?

If you choose to study Sociology, you will take a two year A level programme and will have three written examinations at the end of your studies.

  • Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
  • Paper 2: Families and Households and Beliefs in Society
  • Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Where does the course lead?

This course of study will help you understand how society functions. You could progress onto a range of Higher Education courses including a BA or BSc (Hons) degree in Sociology, Criminology or Social Work. Following this you could enter employment as a sociologist, social worker, teacher, probation officer, police officer, public administration, nurse or researcher.

Student views

“It has helped me to form my own views about how Britain functions, and has also provided me with an insight into my own individuality.”

“It has given me a deeper understanding of society.”

For more Information please visit:  AQA Sociology.

Key Staff

Mrs K Moore :
Teacher in charge of Sociology / Health

Name: Mrs K Moore

Role: Teacher in charge of Sociology / Health and Social Care