A Level Sociology
- Students consistently achieve very good grades.
- Sociology is delivered in a lively and interactive way, with much focus being on class discussion and working in pairs and small groups.
- 100% pass rate achieved since 2015.
Sociology is the scientific study of human behaviour and life chances; for instance why people behave as they do, and why some individuals have different life outcomes compared with others. It will help you to understand the world around you, how societies work, the causes of social problems and their potential solutions.
Sociology embraces the whole of society so is, by its nature, a very broad subject. You will study ideas about human behaviour, family life, crime, religion, education and social change. You will look at some of the theoretical perspectives behind Sociology, such as Marxism and Feminism, which offer varying explanations of human behaviour. Sociology may make you question your own ideas and the ideas of others. It will give you the skills to better understand the way we live and interact with each other. There are frequent opportunities to take part in class discussions about contemporary issues and engage in debates. Essay skills will be crucial, and frequent assessment will give you ample opportunity to develop them.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C), to include grade 4 (grade C) in English Language.
Other A Levels
Sociology complements many other humanities subjects such as Psychology, History, English, Law, and also Biology. It provides a good balance if your other subjects are mainly science based and is also ideal for students who want to study science, but not specialise in just one area.
Where will my course lead?
Sociology is an excellent foundation for humanities and some non-humanities-based degrees. These include Sociology, Criminology, Media, Geography and History. It could aid pathways to degrees such as Law, Business Management, Journalism, and medical and nursing professions. Sociology is highly relevant for any degrees that involve interaction with individuals – including medical degrees. Career opportunities are broad and include work in the civil service, media, law and other institutions of criminal justice, public relations, market research, social work, foreign aid and development and teaching, as well as academic research.
Please note that the costs given below are subject to change.
The Additional Cost, payable to the College, is £20. You will be asked to pay this or to put arrangements in place to pay this, at enrolment. Additional Costs are incurred to support teaching, learning and assessment resources. For Sociology, this would include textbooks and a range of other classroom resources. We aim to give you a high-quality learning experience, fully preparing you for the next stage in your education or the workplace. We also offer students opportunities to participate in a range of optional activities and visits outside of their course. Trips will be charged for separately and run subject to demand.
Please note: Fees are subject to change.
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