A Level Sociology (AQA)


Sociology is about understanding how different things in the world affect us. This can be our parents, our friends, the government, our skin colour, and much more!
Over the two-year course, you will study a range of topics and concepts, including:
– Education and the Family
– Global Development and Crime
The key theoretical overviews of Marxism, Feminism, Functionalism and Postmodernism run through both years.


Am I right for the course?

If you are interested in understanding how social, economic and political issues shape our society, then this is the course for you! It will help you to develop empathy towards communities that differ from your own, increasing your awareness and understanding of a diverse range of ideas and beliefs.
Whilst Psychology looks at what goes on inside our bodies, Sociology looks at what happens on the outside, in the world around us. For this reason, it is important to be up to date with current affairs and to look at the world around you with a critical eye.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at 5, with a minimum of a 6 in English Literature or English Language

You will sit various in-class assessments over the two-year course, leading up to formal exams at the end of the second year.

A team of highly qualified and experienced Sociology Teachers

What Next?

Sociology is a wide-ranging and popular A Level. It is an appropriate choice for those considering careers in public relations, journalism and communications, media and marketing, police and probation services, local and central government, social and market research, teaching and many more. It combines well with A-levels in English Literature, Psychology, Business and Law.

A Levels can lead you onto many different career paths, including university to further develop your skills in your chosen subject(s).

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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