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Garth Hill College

'A' Level Sociology

Sociology is about people. It attempts to explain why  people act as they do, from a group dimension. 

For further information contact Mr E Gray: e-gray@garthhillcollege.com

Exam Board

AQA  Sociology Specification code 7191/ 7192


Three Core units are studied over two years

  • Education 
  • Crime & Deviance
  • Sociological Theory & Methods

Plus two optional units

  • The Family
  • Belief

Assessment 100 % examination

  • AS Two One hour 30 mins exam papers 
  • A level Three two hour exam papers

What do I need to study Sociology A level?

It is recommended that you have a Grade 5 in English. Your literacy skills will be more important than your numeracy skills in ensuring success.

Where can it take me? 

Thinking of university? Some ideas include:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • English Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Politics
  • Economics

Some career possibilities:

  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Health 
  • Social work
  • Human resources management
  • Advertising
  • Police
  • Teaching