Sociology A-Level

Course Overview

Sociology is the critical examination of society.  Why does British society work in the way it does? We aim for students to acquire detailed knowledge of the world around them.  We want you to question society, the reasons for behaviours and eventually apply evaluative techniques to show the examiners your knowledge and skill.

Lessons are designed and taught in innovative ways – society is exciting, so why shouldn’t lessons be?  By using different teaching techniques lessons are well paced, interactive, directed and most importantly transferring vast content to students.  Sociology will quickly become one of your favourite subjects!

Year 1:

Unit 1 = Education and Methods in Context
Unit 2 = Research Methods and Families & Households

Year 2:

Unit 1 = Education and Research Methods
Unit 2 = Families & Households and The Mass Media (two separate modules in one exam)
Unit 3 = Crime & Deviance with Methodology

Sociology hones the student’s skills of critical thinking, with emphasis on the ability to judge theories objectively.  Students are encouraged to form their own views based upon their research and assessment of behaviours and processes in society.  Students develop skills which allow them to carry out high levels of academic research and consolidate information as essay compositions.  These are important skills for higher level study or employment. 

Sociology complements a range of other subjects taught at Angmering, such as Psychology, History, Geography, Health and Social Care, Sport Science, Business, Economics, Human Biology and Media.  Sociology is a useful subject for any future career, previous students have gone on to study journalism, history, law, social work, teaching, politics, business, and many more.

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including a grade 6 in English and/or History.