A Level Sociology

AQA 7192 

Who should study Sociology?

This course is designed for those students who have an interest in explaining and analysing the contemporary social world. We explore different issues and try to explain social issues in society such as criminal events, underachievement in education and so on.

The Course

Year 12 Sociology

Students will cover the following content:

  • Education and Research Methods
  • Family

Year 13 Sociology

Student will cover the following content:

  • Mass Media
  • Crime and Deviance, Sociological theory and Research Methods.


3 exams will take place at the end of the two year course.

Paper 1: Education and Research Methods

Paper 2: Family and Mass Media

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance, Sociological Theory and Research Methods.

Students will be assessed by a combination of short questions and extended essays.

Where it leads 

The nature of Sociology makes the subject an ideal choice for a range of careers and a higher education option.  Sociology has become a central part of specialist training courses for professions such as teaching, nursing, police, social work, journalism, social policy worker, and management.