A Level Sociology

A Level Sociology is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to discuss and debate a whole range of topical sociological issues. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses at university including Journalism and Law.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Validated By
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Sociology is the study of people in society, but depending on how we define what we mean by society will determine how we study it. Sociologists are interested in finding out about a variety of social phenomena, including: family, education systems, different cultures, religious beliefs, crime and deviance.

    You will also have the opportunity to join the Sociology Academy where you can debate and research topics other than those discussed in the classroom. We also attend many trips, visits and conferences, recent ones include:

    • trip to a Buddhist temple
    • trip to London (residential)
    • guest speaker from Wigan Council discussing domestic violence


    In Sociology lessons you will be given opportunities to discuss and debate a whole range of topical sociological issues. A few examples of topics studied are:

    • why do some people join gangs?
    • why do people get married or divorced?
    • why do some people underachieve in school?
    • why do some pupils join anti-school sub-cultures?
  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?

    100% written examination.

  • Progression Pathway

    All of the skills that you develop and the knowledge that you will gain will prepare you for a range of careers and university courses such as human resource management, journalism, law, teaching, marketing, the police and advertising.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.