Sociology A-level

2 years
South Sefton Campus

Course Details

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.

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.

If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:

  • You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.

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.

AQA A-level Sociology (7192)
  • 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%)
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment
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.

University Guarantee

Every Hugh Baird College student who successfuly achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

As an A-level student you will be based at our South Sefton Campus. This is a multi-million pound campus for dedicated to A-levels and was opened in 2009.

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at South Sefton Campus. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.