Sociology A-level

Sociology will change how you see yourself and the world around you. It will encourage you to question things that others take for granted.

It will help you understand who you are and your place in the world.

What topics/modules are covered?

Sociology offers a fascinating insight into social and cultural issues. It combines theoretical perspectives and research evidence to explain how societies work and the reasons for inequalities in society. Sociology provides an understanding of the power of society in shaping who we are. Topics studied include Families and Households, Education, Research Methods and Sociological Theories, Belief Systems and Crime and Deviance.

What are the entry requirements?

If you intend to study a programme of A-levels:

  • To study a programme of A-levels (plus a re-sit in GCSE maths if needed), you will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language (grade 4 or above).

If you intend to study a combination of A-levels and BTEC:

  • To study a combination of A-levels and BTEC Extended Certificate (plus a re-sit in GCSE maths or English if needed), you will need a minimum of four grades 9-4 at GCSE plus 1 BTEC equivalent. If you have studied a subject at GCSE/Level 2, you must get a grade at least at 9-4/Pass, if it is to be studied.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

How will I be assessed?

  • Examination – Paper 1 (Education with Theory and Methods)
    A-level (33.3%)
  • Examination - Paper 2 (Families and Households and Beliefs in Society)
    A-level (33.3%)
  • Examination – Paper 3 (Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods)
    A-level (33.3%)

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

You can go to university to study degrees in Sociology, Criminology, Youth Justice, Law, Nursing and Social Work. A sociological understanding is useful for any career working with people and is specifically part of the training for many. Sociologists take up careers in Teaching, Law, the medical and caring professions, Counselling, the Police, Social/Probation Work, Journalism, Sales and Management.

What qualification will I gain?

AQA A-level Sociology (7192).

Start date



2 years.

Where will I be based?

Sixth Form Centre, South Sefton Campus.

Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Monday, 27 November 2017 11:02