Sociology A Level

Level A-level


What will I study?

Sociology explores society and the interaction between institutions and individuals. You will study research in areas such as culture, socialisation, youth subcultures, globalisation and the digital world, crime and deviance and social inequality. Students will explore how sociologists use a range of research methods to gather data. Exciting areas of the syllabus are studying digital social media (Y1) and crime and deviance (Y2).

Is this course right for me?

Do you analyse people and their behaviour? Do you like to see two sides of an argument? Are you interested in why men are more criminal than women? Why are some people so rich and others so poor? If so then Sociology may be the subject for you. Sociology is an independent reading and essay based subject. Students will take active part in discussing ideas with their peers and as a whole class on a regular basis. We do flipped learning so students prepare for lessons at home and we establish what students know, then analyse and evaluate ideas. Complementary subjects are Psychology, Health and Social Care, History, English and Geography. Students take 3 exams at the end of the second year, there is no coursework.

Where next?

Many students go on to study Sociology at university and a career in the social sciences. Sociology is part of the training for many careers in the criminal justice system, social services and teaching. Students have also gone on to exciting careers in marketing, journalism and the media.

Minimum entry requirements

C/4 in English Language GCSE or C/4 in English Literature. Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.