Sociology is the study of how people interact in groups. A level Sociology examines social behavior from a variety of perspectives, and how it originates and then develops. The course also explores the ways people are organized into groups according to distinctions such as class, gender, and race. You will also be asked to understand the concepts of culture and identity. This will include the different conceptions of culture, the self, identity, and the relationship of identity to age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, etc. The course will also challenge you to understand how the media can impact society including representation, the presentation of news, and biases. You’ll explore the links between health, poverty, crime, and welfare. This will include the distribution of wealth, the persistence of poverty, and unequal social distribution. Your studies will be underpinned by sociological theory and methodologies. When you have completed this. At a Level, you will have developed sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.
When you choose to study an A Level Sociology course with us, you’ll delve into learning more about the role and functions of the education system and the relationships within schools, as well as issues around crime, deviance, social order and social control. When studying topic 2, you’ll have the option to choose between option one which covers topics surrounding culture and identity; families and households; health; and work, poverty and welfare, and option two which includes beliefs in society; global development; the media; and stratification and differentiation.
Depending on the route you wish to take after you have completed your A Level studies, the A Levels we recommend you study alongside this course are A Level Religious Studies, A Level Philosophy, and A Level Politics.
DEGREES IN THIS SUBJECT COULD LEAD TO
This A Level Sociology is ideal if you’re looking at studying a degree in social sciences, psychology, education, social work, criminology, and human resources to name a few.
FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS
Students may find that the skills and knowledge they have gained during their A Level Sociology studies are helpful if they are considering a career in counselling, healthcare, social work, childcare, education, and even business functions such as marketing or human resources.
A LEVEL SOCIOLOGY VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
This A Level Sociology course is exactly the same as an A Level you would study at school or college, meaning you will take the same exams and get the same qualification. The only difference is that our courses are designed to be studied from home at your own pace, and you will receive full tutor support via email.