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A Level Sociology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Sociology
Code SO2A23S
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3


Sociology examines how society influences behaviour and enables you to consider serious issues in modern society. This includes discrimination, crime, educational success and failure, and whether the media causes violence.

If you’re interested in society, how language works and why we make the choices we do then combine your study of Sociology with A level English Language.


Throughout your two years, you will study:
• Reasons people commit crime and society’s reaction
• How different groups, such as men and women, are represented in the media 
• Reasons for differences in educational achievement
• Experiences of discrimination by different social groups 
• The views of sociologists on popular culture
• The research methods sociologists use to study society

How will it be delivered?

•100% examination

Entry requirements

General entry criteria apply plus GCSE English Language at Grade 5 and Grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE History or Religious Studies (but excluding English Literature).

Your next steps...

Studying Sociology with us can lead to degrees in a wide range of subjects, such as Social Policy, Childhood Studies, Education Studies, Criminology, Gender Studies, Journalism.



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