Sociology A Level
About the subject
Sociology is the study of human social relationships, institutions and their behaviour. Sociology’s subject matter is wide ranging, from crime to education, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. Drawing together the study of these diverse subjects is Sociology’s purpose: understanding how human action and consciousness create cultural and social structures using evidence-based material.
Sociology is topical and will suit those students interested in the world around them. Students will engage in critical thinking skills, analysis, literacy and debating traditional theories.
What will you study?
Here at Open Academy we use the AQA examination board. Over the two-year course you will study:
Families and households
Education and research methods
The mass media
Crime and deviance
Theory and methods
At the end of the course you will sit three 2 hours examinations.
Where does it lead?
Sociology is a Humanities subject. This makes it an ideal subject when applying to university. People with an A Level in Sociology have gone on to study degrees such as Nursing, Teaching, Social Work, Social Policy, Media, Criminology, Law and History.