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Joseph Leckie Academy

  • Leadership, Empathy, Community, Kindness, Integrity & Environment


Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C grades / grade 5 (new grading structure) at GCSE or equivalent with English and maths.  Grade B or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

There are two units of study in the first year of Sociology in Year 12. These are:

  • Families and Households
  • Education (plus Research Methods)

There are two units of study in the second year of Sociology in Year 13. These are:

  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance (plus Theory and Methods)


These units will be assessed by essays during the course of the year and at the end of the year in external, formal examinations by way of three, two-hour examinations.

Career Opportunities

  • Nursing
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Health and Social Care
  • Social Work
  • Consultancy
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursery Nursing
  • Consultancy
  • Management

A level Sociology would complement advanced level qualifications in Health and Social Care, Biology, English, History, Religious Studies or Psychology.

Course Details

For more information please contact Mrs A Garcha, Head of Department.  


All students will need to buy with their own individual copies of the required study guides for the AQA Examining Board.