A Level Sociology looks at many different theoretical viewpoints and will suit students who have an interest in current affairs such as marriage, divorce, educational policies, crime and deviance and many other areas. Students who enjoy discussion and debating will enjoy this subject and will develop evaluative and analytical skills that are transferable to many other subjects and careers.
Over the two years, the students explore six topics in depth:
- Families and Households
- Research Methods
- Beliefs in Society
- Crime, Deviance
- Theory and Methods
We follow the AQA specification. Assessment is through examinations only, including a range of long answer questions. Tuition is classroom-based, although there are plenty of opportunities to debate contemporary issues, supported by students’ own wider reading and research.
For more information, including admission criteria, see the Sixth Form Options booklet.