A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr S Goffredi

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including English and Sociology or similar subject area (e.g. ERS or History).

Course Content

At Homewood, we follow the AQA A level Sociology specification. The Sociology course is assessed by 100% final written examinations.

The course covers a wide range of topics including compulsory modules in Education, Methods in Context and Research Methods. In addition students can study optional modules in topics such as Families and Households and Culture and Identity. These topics include ideas about changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce, childbearing and the life course and diversity of contemporary family and household structures. It specifically focuses on demographic trends in the UK since 1900. It also covers the significance of educational policies and the role and purpose of education in contemporary society.

The use of sociological research methods to study education through sociological methods are also studied.

Students will also complete a compulsory module on Crime and Deviance as well as optional modules in topics such as Beliefs in Society and The Media.

To achieve an A Level in Sociology you will need to take all of the assessed units together at the end of the second year of the course.

University Success

In 2018, 93% of students went to their first or second choice university.

A Level Pass Rate

In 2018, Homewood's Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate in over 42 A-level and Level 3 courses.