A-level Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, people and their behaviour, focusing on the social world-families, the mass media, education, religion, international relations, crime and deviance, social class, race and gender - and our relationship to that world.

This qualification would help with a career in teaching, social work and social services.


You can study this subject for one year and earn an AS-level or for two years and earn an A2-level.

What will I study?

  • Exploring socialisation
  • Culture and identity
  • The family
  • Social inequalities - social class, gender, age and ethnicity
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Globalization

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is exam-based but formative assessment will include practice papers, short essays, reports and research evidence.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs grade A*-C/4 -9
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course and an initial assessment

What next?

Successful students may wish to progress onto higher education. Students often progress onto degrees in social sciences, criminology and humanities.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide