A Levels

A Level Sociology (September 2024 Start)

Start Date: 05/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 26/06/2026
End Time: 17:00
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

Studying Sociology will give you a critical understanding of the society in which you live; It is a thought provoking and interesting subject that considers the behaviour of individuals by looking at our membership of social groups such as families, educational organisations and even criminal gangs. It will help you to develop your analytical skills, using a variety of perspectives you will consider questions such as why do some people achieve at school? And who is likely to commit a crime?

Qualification Gained

  • GCE A Level in Sociology

After The Course

Sociology is a pathway to many careers including teaching, journalism, criminology, nursing, social work, marketing and the legal profession. In any profession where you have to deal with people and consider their backgrounds you will find it useful.

What Will I Learn

Component 1: Socialisation, Culture and Identity. This component initially looks at the basic sociological concepts and theories in relation to how people interact in society, issues of gender, ethnicity and social class will be explored. These interactions are then looked at in more detail in terms of the changing nature of families and households; topics such as divorce, family diversity and family policy will be explored. Education is the third theme of this component; the position of education in contemporary society will be considered, in particular the roles and relationships within schools and the impact for both individuals and groups of people. Changing education policies will be looked at in detail. Component 2: Methods of Sociological Enquiry. Research methods are an integral part of any sociology course and students will become familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of methods such as interviews, observations and experiments, as well as learning how to objectively interpret the research conducted by others and how to design and conduct a research project. Component 3: Power and Stratification. This component explores the nature of inequality in society and the impact of social characteristics such as gender and class have upon a person’s life chances. This component also looks in detail at issues pertaining to crime and deviance, covering topics such as youth crime and gang behaviour.

Our Lecturers

The course is taught by well qualified and experienced lectures who are dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality pastoral support. The team includes staff with relevant sector expertise.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Variety of delivery methods including classroom activities, professional discussions, digitally-enabled activity, presentations and directed study.


As a student, you will have weekly tutorials that are used for one to one support, progress updates, employability skills and preparation for University.

How Will I Be Assessed

The course follows the EDUQAS exam board specification and is assessed via three exams: Component 1: Socialisation, Culture and Identity - 2 hours 30 minutes - 40% of qualification Component 2: Methods of Sociological Enquiry - 1 hour 45 minutes - 20% of qualification Component 3: Power and Stratification - 2 hours 30 minutes - 40% of qualification

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above are needed to study this course.

Required Experience

No specific experience is required for this course but a keen interest in Psychology is essential.

How To Apply

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