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
  • Families and households
  • Beliefs in society
  • 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. You will sit three two-hour exams at the end of Year Two.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

All Sociology teachers are degree qualified subject specialists with many years of experience teaching A-Level Sociology courses. In your second year at the college you have the opportunity to take part in a trip to Rome visiting the Vatican City as part of the religion topic. 

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 your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language.

Additional Costs

  • Course textbook at a cost of £20.
  • Cost of trips will vary according to the destination, with many requiring only the cost of travel to be met.
  • Revision conferences have an entry fee of £20

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