Level 3, A Level

Duration: Two Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

A-Level Sociology will introduce you to the theories and methods Sociologists use to understand the nature of contemporary societies and the processes of social change. 

Through studying examples of sociological research, you will explore what it means to think sociologically about topics such as class, gender, crime, religion and the family.

An A-Level in Sociology enables progression to a wide range of degrees at university including: Sociology Social Work, Nursing, Criminology, Teaching, Media, Marketing, Law or Human Resources.


  • Education with theory and methods
  • Research methods and families, households and beliefs
  • Crime and deviance with theory and methods.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

A variety of teaching methods will be used to engage you with new concepts and terms. You will be assessed by formal examination at the end of the course. The Sociology A-Level is assessed entirely through examination. If you complete the full qualification then you will sit three two-hour exams at the end of Year Two. If you are completing only Year One, you will sit two one-and-a-half-hour exams at the end of your course. 

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills in debating, speaking and listening, and to acquire powers of logical reasoning
  • Develop your confidence and self-esteem by examining commonly held views, and forming personal opinions based upon vigorous, academic inquiry
  • Identify what constitutes a convincing argument and what doesn’t
  • Acquire valuable evidence for higher education establishments and employers, showing that you know how to think
  • Acquire higher level thinking skills that are of value in any field of work or walk of life.

All Sociology teachers are degree qualified subject specialists with many years of experience teaching A-Level Sociology courses. 

What Could I Do Next?

Sociology combines well with a range of other A-Levels from the fields of Arts, Languages, Humanities or Science. It’s a popular choice at university and is also a suitable subject for courses that lead into Social Work, Nursing, Criminology or Teaching professions. Other career possibilities might include Media, Marketing, Law or Human Resources roles.

General Entry Requirements

Average point score of 5.3, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths. 

If you achieve English at a Grade C/4, your Maths grade must be a D and vice versa.  

Students who achieve an average point score of 5.0 may be considered, this will be discussed with you at your interview which you will receive after you apply.

Specific Entry Requirements

Grade C in English Language. 

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