Why 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.


A Level Course Information

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.

A Level Entry Requirements

The Syllabus and Exam

Our A Level Sociology course prepares you for the Cambridge AS and A Level syllabus 9699.

Exams take place in March (India only), June and November.

For the AS in Sociology you will sit the following two papers:

  • Paper 1: Socialisation, Identity and Methods of Research worth 50% of the AS grade and 25% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 30 minutes)
  • Paper 2: The Family worth 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 two AS papers above, you will take the following two papers:

  • Paper 3: Education worth 20% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Paper 4: Globalisation, Media and Religion* worth 30% of the overall A Level grade (1 hour and 45 minutes)

*Please note that the chosen options for Paper 4 on the Wolsey Hall AL Sociology course are: Media and 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. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £755.

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