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A-Level Sociology


Entry Requirements

6 in a humanities subject or GCSE English

Why study Sociology?

Sociology is the study of people in society. Sociology looks at how our identities and behaviour are shaped by society and by social groups such as our families, friends, schools and mass media.

Sociology also tries to explain how and why society is changing. Studying sociology will give students a better understanding of the society we live in and the social influences shaping our lives. Sociology encourages students to look at the social world in a critical way and to answer questions about the society based on evidence rather than just opinions.

Where can it lead?

A-Level Sociology could lead on to further study in a range of subjects and be useful in a multitude of careers. Many students could follow the course with a degree in philosophy, sociology or psychology, but there is always a huge diversity here. Students find the skills and knowledge gained from sociology useful in areas such as medicine, law, human resources and journalism.