A-Level Sociology is a two-year linear programme assessed through three examinations at the end of the second year. Each examination mark contributes equally to the overall A-Level grade. To prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed for the examinations, students will be assessed regularly using exam style short questions and essays, as well as class activities. Regular feedback on strengths and advice for further improvement to help students achieve their full potential will be provided.
Upon completing this course you will be equipped to move on to university, a higher apprenticeship or enter employment. Sociology is an essential component in the study of criminology, social policy, social work, healthcare professions, voluntary and charity work. It is also useful for career in journalism, welfare, the police force and probation service. However, it is useful for any career that involves people because it develops an understanding of society’s influence on people’s opportunities, behaviour and attitudes.
Students will need to purchase the recommended textbooks for sociology.
Students will also need to buy two lever-arch folders, two sets of dividers and have an A4 writing pad.