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A-Level Sociology

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Advanced Level Sociology


Subject Leader

Mr S Leggott

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

5 x 5

4 in English and Maths 

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:

6 in a humanities subject or English GCSE

Why study Sociology?

Sociology is the study of people in society. Sociology looks at how our identities and behaviour are shaped by society and by social groups such as our families, friends, schools and mass media. Sociology also tries to explain how and why society is changing, for example why divorce is much more common today than 40 years ago or why girls have overtaken boys in their performance in exams and entry to universities in the last 20 years. Studying sociology will give you a better understanding of the society you live in and the social influences shaping your life. Sociology encourages you to look at the social world in a critical way and to answer questions about the society based on evidence rather than just opinions.

What can I do with Sociology after A-Level?

As a sound humanities A-level course, sociology could lead on to further study in a range of subjects and be useful in a variety of careers. Many students could follow the course with a degree in philosophy, sociology or psychology, but there is always a huge diversity here. Students find the skills and knowledge gained from sociology useful in areas such as medicine, law, human resources and journalism. 

Sociology Extras

Sociology will include the opportunity for students to attend external lectures designed for A-level students to extend knowledge and understanding of what is studied in college. We also have a range of contacts that we will invite to talk to students.