Subject teacher: Mrs Spurr, Mrs Sarbatta, Mrs Cousins, Mrs Bendell, Miss Thomas Stone
Level of teaching: Key Stage 5

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)
This course is not studied at Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)
Course Code: A Level Sociology AQA 7192
Exam Board Specification:

Recommended Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 GCSE Biology or Combined Science
  • Grade 5 English and Mathematics
  • A genuine interest in studying the human mind and our behaviour.

Why Sociology?
What are the deeper reasons behind our behaviour? Why do some conform and some rebel against society or even become criminals? Sociology is full of debates and disagreements!

Using your own experience, you will examine how the society you live in works and test those ideas against the arguments and evidence put forward by thinkers and researchers.

Sociology is a really engaging A Level and you will develop skills in critical analysis, independent thinking and research; skills valued at universities and the workplace.


33.3% – Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
33.3% – Paper 2: Topics in Sociology
33.3% – Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Recommended Reading

AQA Sociology Year 1 and Year 2 Student Books, Study and Revision Guides by Westergaard et al.

Enrichment & Links:

Trips to Bath Magistrate and Bristol Crown Court and to a Prison
Y12 Optional Humanities Trip to Europe
Articles in “Social Review”
University of Oxford Department of Sociology Podcast Discussions

Sociology News