Sociology

Sociology

Sociology

Sociology is an established subject at A Level. Teaching staff have over 20 years of experience in the subject and they are enthusiastic and passionate about the subject. We had a 100% A-C rate at A Level last year. The course is particularly interesting for students who are interested in how social class, gender, ethnicity disability and age impact on life chances.

How is the course structured?

A/S Level

  • Paper 1 - 2 hours 30 minutes exam including Socialisation and Culture, Families and Households and Education.
  • Paper 2 - 1 hour and 15 minutes exam on sociological research.
A Level
  • Paper 1 - 2 hours 30 minutes exam including Socialisation and Culture, Families and Households and Education.
  • Paper 2 - 1 hour and 45 minutes exam on sociological research.
  • Paper 3 - 2 hours 30 minutes exam on Social Differentiation and Stratification and a section on the theme Crime and Deviance.

What are the entry requirements?

It is recommended that students have at least 5 GCSE's. It is helpful if English, History, Geography, Media Studies or RE have been studies successfully. An interest in current affairs is advised.

Which other subjects link well with this subject?

The subject goes well with Health and Social Care, English, Media Studies, Psychology, Re, Politics, History and Geography.

What career paths would this course lead to?

Teaching, journalism, social work, health sector, police , business and retail sector work and public sector jobs to name but a few.

What specific skills will I learn?

  • How to write extended essays.
  • How to analyse data.
  • Understanding the world from different perspectives.
  • Opportunity to develop your discussion skills.
  • Present a presentation to the rest of the class.


"It is really interesting, you learn some really cool stuff that you can relate to real life."


- Zoe Van Calter

"I have enjoyed Sociology because it's really interesting seeing how different types of sociologists have different opinions on how society functions. I recommend taking it."

- Laura Mulliss