AS /A2 Level Sociology

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

Students require a minimum of 5 A*-B grades at GCSE (new GCSE Grade 5) or equivalent, including a grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics.

Course Outline

Sociology is the study of society and social behaviour.
This includes how the influence of our families, mass media, education, religion, international relations, crime, social class, race and gender affect our thinking and behaviour.

By studying sociology you will learn to think critically and independently about society and your place in it, gain the tools to think for yourself and develop a critical and informed understanding of the world around you.

AS level Units:

Unit 1: Education with Methods In Context

Unit 2: Research Methods & Topics in Sociology


Unit 1: 1hr 30min written exam.

Unit 2: 1hr 30min written exam.

Into the future…

Sociology develops students with the knowledge and understanding desired for a number of careers within the social and political sciences. These include business administration, communication, criminology, economics, education, government, international relations, law and psychology.