Sociology A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code 5608/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Sociologists study the relationship between individuals and society. This course requires and encourages you to develop a critical view of the world that you live in and question some of the opinions and stereotypes that exist in society. Sociology is not just about Britain, it also deals with global issues including the environment, migration and 'globalization' itself. This course consists of the following components: Socialisation & Culture, Youth Cultures and Media; Methods of Sociological Enquiry; and Social Stratification & Inequality and World Sociology.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed by examination for all of your four units. All exams take place at the end of year two. Students are given one homework per week throughout the course.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade B/5 and Sociology grade C/4 (if taken).

Your next steps...

This course can provide a pathway to employment or Higher Education. The traditional occupation for sociology students has been social work or another form of public sector welfare work. However, in practice, sociology students go into a much wider range of jobs, including human resource management.