Sociology (2190)

A-level Sociology offers students the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods. It is designed to encourage students to demonstrate the application of a range of skills and consider the integration of sociological themes:

  • socialisation, culture and identity
  • social differentiation, power and stratification.

The specification provides a smooth transition from GCSE Sociology, although this is not a requirement for studying AS or A-level Sociology. The specification also lays an appropriate foundation for further study of Sociology and related subjects in higher education.

New specification for first teaching September 2015

A new Sociology specification is currently being developed, ready for first teaching in September 2015.

You can find out more about the specification at our free launch meetings, available to sign up to on our Professional development page

A-level consultations have been launched. Find out what this means for your subject on our Changes to A-levels page.

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Specification

The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Sociology
Specification code 2190
Certification code 1191 AS
2191 A2
QAN codes 50022635
50022039

Updates to Sociology (2190)

When there are changes to the specification, updates appear here.

Talk to us

Social Sciences Team

Tel: 01483 477 750

sociology@aqa.org.uk