A-Level Sociology

A-Level Sociology


Mrs H Gibb




A-Level Sociology

Why choose A-Level Sociology?

Sociology is a really grown up subject. You will learn a lot about how the society you live in really works. The kind of questions we consider in Sociology are:
Why are some people rich and some people poor? How does culture shape an individual? What is the purpose of education?
Sociology is a subject which combines well with Psychology, Health and Social Care History, Geography, English, Maths, and Business Studies. Students do best who are interested in people, enjoy looking at newspapers and the news, ask questions, like reading, voice their opinions, keep an open mind and are not frightened of graphs, charts and tables.

What you will study in A-Level Sociology?

 Education, topics include: – functions and types of school, class, gender and ethnic issues, differences in achievement and social policy.
 Youth and culture, topics include: understanding youth culture. Youth in contemporary society.
 Research methods topics include: questionnaires, observation, interviews and data analysis.
 Inequality, topics include: Child poverty, the rich and the poor, social inequality in relation to gender, ethnicity and social class.
 Crime and Deviance topics include: patterns of crime in the UK today. Different theories about the causes of crime, and issues relating to social class, gender and ethnicity.

How you will be assessed in A-Level Sociology?

Component one: Socialisation and Culture.
Written examination (2 hours 30 min) 40 % of the qualification.
Component two: Methods of social enquiry.
Written examination (1 hour 45 min). 20% of qualification.
Component three: Power and Stratification.
Written examination (2 hours 30 min). 40 % of the qualification.

Additional Information

For more information please speak to Mrs Gibb

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


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Sally Wilson