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Why should you study A Level Sociology?

Sociology is the study of human society and culture. The A Level course spans a wide range of topics and allows you to examine social and cultural habits, behaviours and attitudes, gaining insight into the key elements that underpin human existence. These include identity, culture, gender, ethnicity, social class, childhood and the role of the family.

Topics covered often relate closely to current affairs and will stimulate your awareness and understanding of contemporary social, cultural and political issues.

If you want to pursue a career in social work, politics, the police force, nursing, teaching, the media, law, research, medicine, marketing, advertising or PR, then studying Sociology at A Level is a great first step.

Note that our experienced University Services Adviser can advise on A Level courses and all aspects of university entrance including application support and references. These services are easy to access though our booking form.


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What do I need to know to enrol?

There are no prior knowledge requirements for A Level Sociology. However, all Wolsey Hall A Level students are required to have a GCSE/IGCSE in English Language and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

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The Syllabus and the Exam

The course prepares you for the Cambridge (CIE) Syllabus 9699.

For the AS in Sociology, you will sit the following 2 papers: Paper 1: The Family – 50% of the AS grade and 25% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 30 minutes) Paper 2: Theory and Methods – 50% of the AS grade and 25% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 30 minutes)

To complete the full A Level, in addition to the AS papers above, students will take the following paper: Paper 3: Social Inequality and Opportunity – 50% of the full A Level (3 hours)

Students studying with us will study the following three options for Paper 3: Education, Media or Religion.

There are Cambridge exam centres in the UK and in over 150 countries. We can provide details of the most convenient.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge A Level Sociology is £795 via instalments (initial payment of £171 and 8 monthly instalments of £78.) There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £755. You can read more about our fees here To find out what our fees include please click here To find out how to pay and about our 30-day refund policy please click here

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Meet our A Level Sociology Tutor

  • Rob Harris

    We all live in a society and try to understand how it works. Studying sociology will help explain ideas and how their exponents see the world and enable you to assess the impact of their ideas on society.

    BA Hons, M.Sc Subject: Sociology and Thinking Skills View Profile
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