Sociology A-Level Part 1

With this qualification, you’ll improve your understanding of human behaviour and interaction and explore issues around race, inequality and religion. You will get the opportunity to develop transferable skills like critical analysis, as well as independent thinking and research.

PET offers A-levels in two parts. Upon completing Part 1, you can choose either to take your AS exam (a qualification marking the first year of a full A-level) or continue on to Part 2 to build up to a full A-level.

The course consists of the following units:

  1. The Sociology of Education and Schools (School Relationships and Processes, School Sub-cultures)
  2. Educational Achievement (Class, Gender and Ethnicity and Educational Achievement, Educational Policies)
  3. Sociological Research Methods (Theory, methods, research, data sources, quantitative and qualitative data)
  4. The Sociology of Families and Households (Politics, social policy, changing families)
  5. Childhood Gender and Demographic Change (Gender roles and power, demographic change and the family)

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English and Maths

Assignments: Six written assignments. These do not contribute toward the final grade.

Exams: Two, each are 1 hour 30 minutes, and contribute 50% of the overall grade. (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam fees).

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Organize and facilitate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next?  Sociology A-Level Part 2

Find Out More: From NEC here

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