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Sociology A Level

AS/A Level Sociology

Entry Requirements

Standard Mandeville Sixth Form entry requirements as well as a Grade B equivalent in English and mathematics. To be successful in sociology A level you need to able to communicate your ideas effectively in longer extended answers. 

Assessment

  • Two x 1 hour 30 minutes written examinations. 120 marks. 100% of AS level

  • Three x 2 hour written examinations. 240 marks. 100% of A2 Level

Brief Outline of Coursework/Controlled Assessment

AS Level

  • Compulsory - Education; Methods in Context; Research Methods.

  • Optional - Culture and Identity; Families and Households; Health; Work, Poverty and Welfare.

A2 Level

  • Compulsory - Education with Theory and Methods; Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods.

  • Optional - Culture and Identity; Families and Households; Health; Work, Poverty and Welfare; Beliefs in Society; Global Development; The Media.

General Information about the Course

Sociology is the study of social behaviour or society, including its development, organisation, and institutions.  It is a social science that uses empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a knowledge of social order, disorder, and change. Students will develop skills valued by higher education and employers, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.