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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

What is A Level Sociology about?

Sociology is the systematic study of human society, culture, and relationships on a group level.


Head of Department: S Bedeau


A Level

Examination Board:


What does the course consist of?

Externally examined units.

  • Family and Households
  • Education
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Theory and Methods

Sample question

Critically examine sociological research on the role of the media on levels of antisocial behaviour in society.

Whom does the subject suit?

Students with a good command of the English language.  Anyone interested in developing a critical awareness of social issues and changes.

What books can I read to get a sense of the subject?

AS Sociology – the complete course for the AQA specification. By Robb Webb et al.

What websites are useful to look at?

What might the subject lead on to?

It can help with those wanting to pursue careers in the field of Social Sciences.

Many students who study the subject apply to do an undergraduate course in Sociology.