• Examination board: AQA
  • Course length: 2 years

Students must meet the minimum entry requirements for the Academic or Combination study pathway. In addition, students must have GCSE Grade 5 in Sociology (if studied) or English Language (or equivalent at BTEC Level 2).

Sociology is the study of human society and the interactions within it. Sociology sets out to answer questions about the world we live in by relating to various institutions within society such as: Crime, Education, Media, and many more. Sociology studies the way society shapes our lives, by refusing to take for granted the day to day experience of people. It attempts to find the truths and dispels many myths about society.


  • Families and Households
  • Education
  • Research Methods


  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods


  • 3 x 2 hour examinations in June

The course is of value on two levels – the academic and the personal; it opens your eyes to yourself, your environment and the world around you. It is therefore of great value for those people entering careers as varied as law, medicine (from consultant to nurse), teaching, armed forces, police and personnel management. The subject is accepted by all institutions of higher education for a wide range of courses or is equally acceptable for entry into employment post A-level study.

If you have any questions about this subject please email or call 01778 391246.

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