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Sociology A-Level

The Corby Sixth Form A-Levels


It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, social disorder and social change.

The Corby Sixth Form A-Levels

Year One content

Paper One

  • Education & Methods in Context
  • Research Methods


Paper Two

  • Families and Households
The Corby Sixth Form A-Levels

Year Two content

Paper One:

  • Education & Methods in Context

Paper Two:

  • Families and Households
  • Beliefs in Society

Paper Three:

  • Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Additional information

What does this course prepare me for?

This subject provides excellent preparation for a number of career routes including further study at undergraduate level and careers in areas such as social work and social policy.

Course support and enrichment

You will be offered revision workshops as a core part of this course.

In addition, there will be opportunities for students to hear from a range of guest speakers, both inside and outside of the Sixth Form


Our assessments employ a variety of familiar question types, including short answer and extended writing/essays, which target knowledge and understanding, application, analysis and evaluation.

Understanding of research methods, gained through classroom experience of practical sociology, will be assessed using the ‘methods in context’ format.

Students will be assessed internally on a regular basis, including through formal mock exams. There are final exams at the end of the course in Year two.

Year two assessment:

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: sociological theories, concepts and evidence of sociological research methods.

AO2: Apply sociological theories, concepts, evidence and research methods to a range of issues.

AO3: Analyse and evaluate sociological theories, concepts, evidence and research methods in order. To present arguments, make judgements, and draw conclusions.

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language and Maths (one Vocational or Technical qualification at Merit or above may be counted)


  • At least grade 4 (or Merit for Vocational or Technical qualifications) in any subject(s) that you have taken at GCSE and wish to continue studying at Level 3


  • Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table)


  • Grade 4 (or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
  • Students will take either 3 A-Level subjects or 1 Diploma subject with 1 A-Level
September 2024

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Applications for a September 2024 start at The Corby Sixth Form are open now! Apply now and achieve great things.