Social Science A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Sociology

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Sociology is the study of society, which includes the study of families and households, the education system, beliefs within society, and the impact of crime and deviance upon society. We investigate the role of social, economic, political, and cultural forces in shaping the lives of individuals today.



Grade 5 in GCSE English Language is preferred.

Why study A Level Sociology at Blackpool Sixth?

Sociology is a popular and academically demanding subject that requires a wide range of skills. Students enjoy the variety of activities in lessons and the frequent opportunities to take part in class discussions and engage in debates about current issues. This fascinating, contemporary course focuses on the interaction processes that occur between groups of people throughout our society and the impact that social structures have. Differing sociological perspectives offer varying explanations of human behaviour and you will explore and debate theories including Marxism and Feminism. A keen interest in world affairs and issues relating to class, gender, ethnicity, equality and prejudice is essential

“The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.”
Pierre Bourdieu

How will I be taught?

Diverse range of teaching methods including collaborative learning; independent learning; flipped learning; and peer teaching

Teacher expertise

There is a wealth of knowledge in the Sociology department. Staff are experienced teachers that utilise years of AQA examining experience.

What skills will I develop?

  • Essay writing
  • Developing an argument with justification
  • Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Presentation skills
  • Evaluating sources
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How will I be assessed?



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    What will you study and other information about Sociology A-Level

    Where does it lead?

    A range of professions, predominantly working with people. Many of our students choose to continue sociology at university or specialise in certain fields such as criminology, women’s studies, social policy, education, or social work. Sociology is a popular subject for prospective teachers and journalists.

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