The Guardian newspapers Careers Office state that Sociology students are found in a multitude of occupations including Social Services, Criminal Justice, Government and Counselling.
The UK Quality Assurance Agency states sociological skills include the ability to judge and evaluate evidence and understand complex situations. An excellent subject for professional careers.
“I didn’t know a great deal about Sociology before I started the course, however, finding out about what education really does and about how I am influenced by my family has been really interesting. The course helps me to understand so much about what the world is really all about including what religious beliefs can really offer and why and how, crime affects the world in the way that it does. I have also found it interesting learning just how human behaviour is actually studied.”
Year 13 student
Students studying the subject at A Level follow the AQA Spec. During the course the following topics are covered.
For A Level Sociology, students follow the specification from AQA.
Over the duration of the course students complete units;
Families and Households
Beliefs in Society
Theories and Methods
The course is assessed at the end of Year 2 in three, 2-hour exams.
For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.