Sociology AS and A Level Course Overview

In a rapidly changing world, AS and A Level Sociology offers students the opportunity not only to explore the processes that are shaping current trends, but also to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human societies and their continuities with the past.

The study of Sociology should stimulate awareness of contemporary social, cultural and political issues, and focus attention on the importance of examining these issues in a rigorous, reasoned and analytical way. The Cambridge International AS Level provides a solid grounding in the central ideas and approaches in Sociology, including family as well as theory and methods. A Level students can choose to explore a variety of important areas of sociological enquiry including global development, education, religion and media.

At AS level, students study the family and social change with particular reference to: family roles, marriage, changing relationships and the social construction of age. Candidates also study methods of research and the relationship between theory and methods.

At A level, candidates study units in education, global development, media and religion

 

Prior Learning

Candidates beginning this course are not expected to have studied Sociology previously.

Progression

A Level Sociology provides a suitable foundation for the study of Sociology or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in Sociology, or as part of a course of general education.

Payment options

Students based in the UK have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly. International students based outside the UK can pay annually or per term:

Paying per term:

Starting from September, three payments of £450 for the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

Monthly payments (UK only):

Starting in September you can pay 10 monthly payments of £135 via Direct Debit.

Subject:

Sociology

Qualifications:

AS and A Level

Exam board:

Cambridge International Examinations

Duration:

1 year for AS Level with an additional year for A Level

Delivery method:

Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum

Start date:

September

Exam Details:

All exams will be supervised and sat at an examination hall local to you

Course fee:

£1,350 per year

Know more about your course fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.