Awarding Body / Specification No:  AQA 7191/7192

What will you be learning?

You will be actively involved in exploring and asking questions about the society in which you live.  You will examine the main social institutions and groups such as the family, schools and criminal justice system.  Other areas of interest include beliefs, politics, the media and poverty.  You will develop skills in reasoning, logic, interpretation and evaluation as well as literacy and numeracy.


Entry requirements

GCSE English Language grade 5 and any other written subject grade 5.


How is the course examined or assessed?

A level – Three written papers, two hours for each paper.

Externally examined at the end of the two years.

Paper 1 –  Education, Theory and Methods

Paper 2 –  Options: Families and Households

Beliefs in Society

Paper 3 –  Crime and deviance, Theory and Methods


What happens when you have finished?

Careers directly related to Sociology include social research and the formation of government policy.  Other related areas include Criminology, Law, Health-Care, Politics, The Media, especially Journalism and all aspects of the Business world.