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AS Level : Sociology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AS/Sociology
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This Sociology course has been designed in order that students acquire the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods, together with a range of skills.


The following topics will be studied for the full two year A level course.
Year 1
  • Education with method in context.
  • Families and households with Research Methods

How will it be delivered?

This is a linear qualification therefore all knowledge from year 1 will also be assessed in year 2

First year two papers: 

AS Paper 1 - 1hour 30 mins - Education together with sociological methods in context

AS Paper 2 - 1hour 30 mins - Families and households plus research methods.

Exam Board:  AQA

Entry requirements

5 Grade 4’s and above. Students embarking on this course must demonstrate an interest in current affairs.

Your next steps...

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Sociology, which could lead you onto higher education in one or more of the Social Sciences such as Sociology, Development Studies, Anthropology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Sociology and people such as a Social Worker, Teacher, Social Researcher or a more general position working within the Social Services. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the health and social care sectors.


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