A Level

3rd Sep `22

2 Years


Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Attleborough Academy  Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation.

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Attleborough Academy Norfolk

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Attleborough Academy 

Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation. Excellent relationships between students and staff are at the heart of the ethos of the Academy and are often commented on by those who come in to visit.

The Sixth Form offers a wide range of Advanced Level courses together with additional entitlement activities. We presently have approximately 120 students and this should rise to over 180 over the next couple of years as we are receiving record numbers of applications year on year.

Attleborough Academy was the first Secondary School in East Anglia to be awarded the prestigious Challenge Award for their educational provision for the most able. 

Attleborough students have the chance to develop a wide range of interests:  we run a number of overseas visits each year (including a Ski Trip, and European tours to Italy, Austria, Germany and beyond); in Year 13 students have the opporunity to be elected to the Presidents Team who represent and help to develop the Sixth Form; the Youth STEM Award is being introduced at Gold Level for those who wish to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths; the Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered via our link with the Norfolk D of E group; and much more besides.

Facilities at this Provider:

With significant investment in Facilities having been made over the past few years and additional investment planned, Sixth Formers now enjoy a facility with four separate rooms with upgraded computers and larger screens to enable them to complete private study. With a new Sixth Form building to be developed in the 2020-21 academic year.

A dedicated Progress Mentor is on hand to support students with study and revision skills, as well as offering careers and applications guidance. 

Students are provided with both Office 365 and Google accounts, which enables them to work in the cloud, and install the Office suite of applications at home for free, on up to five computers or laptops.

For students studying Media, Photography, Drama or Product Design, recent investments in new camera equipment give students access to photographic equipment rarely seen on this scale in an education environment. In Computing; the lab gives students an environment to code, test and develop their own solutions to computing problems.

Type of Provider: School with Sixth Form


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Course details

If you have an enquiring mind, an ability to communicate effectively and an interest in contemporary social issues, A Level Sociology is the subject to study.
Following the AQA 7191/7192 specication, you will study society and social interaction, exploring the themes of socialisation, culture and identity, social differentiation, and power and strati?cation. We will discuss how society creates the citizens it wants, who decides how we should live our lives and how did they get that power. We will also consider why we are not all treated in the same way. We will look at how families, the education system, the mass media and the criminal justice system operate and try to control us.
By the end of the course you should have a better idea of how we create our society. We will examine and debate differing sociological theories and concepts and apply them to current situations. You will also learn how a Sociologist researches a social issue and practise research yourself.

AS Units:
Unit 1: Education with Methods in Context
Unit 2: Families and Households

A2 Units:
Unit 1: Education with Theory and Methods
Unit 2: Families and Households, The Media
Unit 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

AS Level Unit 1: 1½ hour written exam – short answer and extended writing
AS Level Unit 2: 1½ hour written exam – short answer and extended writing
A Level Unit 1: 2 hour written exam – short answer and extended writing
A Level Unit 2: 2 hour written exam – extended writing
A Level Unit 3: 2 hour written exam – short answer and extended writing



Attleborough Academy, 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AJ

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Qualification: A Level
Exam Board: AQA

Sociology combines well with all subjects, especially English, History, Geography, Psychology, Economics, the Sciences and Mathematics. It provides an excellent background for many degree courses and careers including Social Work, Teaching, Journalism and Broadcasting, Local Government and Civil Service, Youth and Community work, the Law, the Police and Probation Service.

Admission details

Age: 16-19

Entry Requirements for this Course:

GCSE English Language 5

Progression into the second year of the course is reliant on students achieving a minimum D grade in the End of Year 1 Exam.


  • Andy Cole (Head of Sixth Form)
  • Attleborough Academy Norfolk
  • 01953452335