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Level 3

Qualification: A Level

Duration: 2 years

What will I study?

Society is a varied and exciting place and Sociology studies who we are and how we fit into our culture. Sociologists are interested in how we gain our identity based on our gender, ethnic, age and social class differences and how these impact on our lives. We take a critical look at the inequalities and injustices in British society.

Our course covers many aspects of modern life. We look at changes to culture, the impact of the media including social media and the digital world, deviance and crime, education and global concerns. We also look at how sociologists conduct research. It is an academic and theoretical subject

Year One:

Education, Research Methods and Family/Households.

Year Two:

Crime and deviance, advanced methodology and media.




End of Year Two:

Three 2 hour exams covering all content from years 1 and 2.

Entry Criteria

Grade 5 English. Grade 4 in Sociology (if taken).

Useful Supporting Courses

English Language, History, Media, Philosophy and Politics


Probation Officer, Public Relations Officer & Human Resources Manager.

Culture Vulture

Check out our Culture Vulture link to see what takes your interest.

Sociology Culture Vulture

Flying start

Click the link and have a go at our 10-week learning plan to get you off to the best start.

Sociology Flying Start 2021

Course Overview

Follow the link to see an introduction to the course, identifying what you will study with us in the first few months and what you might already know.

Sociology Course Overview