Sociology A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code 5607/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Sociology A-Level teaches you to question things in the world, that you may have previously taken for granted. For example, why are Black people more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by the Police? Why are fewer couples getting married and does this matter anymore? Why is it that women still do far more housework and childcare than men? Why do pupils from deprived backgrounds consistently achieve far lower GCSE scores than those from middle class backgrounds? What is Fake News and should we be concerned about it? Lessons are lively and full of debate. This course gives you the opportunity to consider issues that affect our everyday lives such as gender inequality, Black Lives Matters, LGBT rights and the impact of poverty.

How will it be delivered?

This is a 100% essay based exam. There are 3 exam papers, each of two hours� duration. Paper One � Education Paper two- The Media and The Family Paper three � Crime and deviance

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade B/5 and Sociology grade C/4 (if taken).

Your next steps...

This course fits well alongside other essay based A-Level subjects such as Politics, History, English, Philosophy, Law, Psychology. It is a good foundation for progression on to any humanities or social science degrees. It is very relevant for careers in Social work, The Police, Teaching, The Law, Nursing and Youth Work. In addition, it will teach you to be a critical thinker and how to write well-structured essays � both of which are highly valued by employers.