This course is for 16-19 year olds who have an interest in our modern world. It is for those who have an interest in current affairs, topical issues and social and political decisions. Students need to be able to write well, show initiative and be prepared to discuss and debate.
General Qualifications: For 3 A Level subjects you require between 5 and 6 GCSEs grade A*-C (8/9-4/5) in academic subjects, taken at one sitting. Specifically for sociology you need a B grade, or 6 grade in a suitable subject such as English GCSE
The main topics of study are: education, family, research methods, religion, crime and theory. Sociology is a subject that challenges your everyday experiences and expectations. Essentially, it is the study of the relationship between the individual and society and critically examines the role of nature and nature in explaining human behaviour and social interaction. It seeks to explain why different people in society have different life chances. For example, why do some people live longer than others? Why do girls do better in the education system than boys? Why do some engage in criminal activity? Sociology seeks to propose explanations for such changes and thus attempts to offer explanations for social behaviour. Classes are lively with much focus on debate, analysis and contemporary examples.
Assessment will be by examination.
On successful completion of this course you will achieve an A Level in Sociology. Sociology is an academic A Level and is accepted by all good universities. Most of our sociology students progress to university and study social science humanities and arts degrees.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
You will be expected to buy textbooks.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.