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