A Level Sociology

What is the course about?

Sociology is the study of society. It aims to explain how institutions (for example the family, education, religion and the media) within society make people behave the way that they do.

Have you ever wondered...

  • How being poor affects education?
  • Why 1 in 4 marriages end in divorce?
  • Why women suffer an average of 33 domestic violence attacks before going to the police?
  • Why we obsess over fashion labels?
  • Why black males are 7 times more likely to be stopped and searched?
  • What is ‘chav culture’?

Who might the course suit?

Sociology is an exciting subject that challenges your everyday experience. It will help you develop skills to assess different views and reach conclusions about society, based on careful consideration of evidence.

Students should be interested in contemporary social issues and will be expected to be well informed in political and social debates.

What might the course lead to?

Sociology is a highly valued course and prepares students for a variety of courses in higher education. Particularly relevant areas are law, academic research, advertising, criminology, social policy planning, teaching, journalism and social work.