A Level Sociology is generally a program that aims to provide students with the skills to understand, analyze and evaluate social structures, institutions and relationships. A Level usually consists of two levels: AS Level (Advanced Subsidiary) and A2 Level. When these two levels are combined, a full A Level certificate is obtained. Key topics usually found in the A Level Sociology syllabus:

AS Level Sociology

  1. Basic Sociology Concepts
  2. Social Class, Status and Role
  3. Theories of Social Change
  1. Family and Marriage Institutions
  2. Gender and Family Dynamics
  3. Social Role of the Family

A2 Level Sociology

  1. Social Research Design
  2. Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  3. Ethics and Research Processes
  1. Globalization and Social Change
  2. Sociology of Development
  3. Social Movements and Processes of Change
  1. Social Class, Race, Gender Inequality
  2. Migration, Multiculturalism and Diversity
  3. Social Justice and Equality

Practical Studies:

A Level Sociology usually involves practical work. This aims to give students research skills and usually involves studying a specific issue in society.

Advanced Topics:

A Level Sociology program can offer students advanced options which can often include more complex topics. Examples of these topics may include:

  1. Social Change and Technology
  2. Environmental Sociology
  3. Social Policy and Welfare State
A Level Sociology certificate provides students with the skills to understand and critically evaluate social phenomena, enabling them to move on to university or pursue a career in the social sciences.

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