SOCIOLOGY

AS/A2

Is it for me?

The course is the study of society and how it operates in its different facets.  Candidates will examine the relationships between groups, changing patterns of society and also themes and factors that affect society.

What will I be doing?

The course is divided into 4 units, 2 at AS level and 2 at A2 level.  Topics at AS include ‘Families and Households’, ‘Education’ and ‘Sociological Methods’. This is studied by following the AQA syllabus.

How do I pass the course?

You need good attendance and punctuality is very important.  You will need to be well motivated and hard working.  Examinations will take place at the end of Years 12 and 13.

Where will it take me?

The subject will complement history, English and religious studies.  You will learn to identify, hypothesise, develop, interpret, analyse and evaluate.

How do I get on the course?

The minimum number of grade Cs at GCSE is required. For further information talk to your teacher or attend the Post-16 Open Evening.