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A Levels

A-Level Sociology

  • Course Type: A Level

What can this course lead to?

Example job roles:

  • Teaching
  • Lawyer
  • HR Manager
  • Journalist
  • Charity Manager
  • PR Manager
  • Police Officer

Studying further degrees in:

  • Sociology
  • Social policy
  • Journalism
  • Criminology
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Nursing

Who is it for?

Sociologists undertake research to identify social problems and attempt to influence governments to improve the social world. Engage with theoretical debates related to the education system, family, religion and crime.

As part of your studies you will evaluate the effectiveness of government policies, theories and research. Studying sociology will challenge you to think deeply about society and rethink many assumptions that we take for granted.

What is covered?

The study of Sociology must focus on contemporary society and foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. It must provide an awareness of the importance of social structure and social action in explaining social issues. Students must be encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.


This course has been designed with the clear objective of addressing the requirements above and will encourage students to:


·        acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes

·        appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate

·        understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process

·        develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society

·        develop a lifelong interest in social issues.

You will study the following units:

  • Theory and Methods
  • Education
  • Family
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below:

Minimum grade 5/C or above in maths, plus grade 6/B or above in English or an essay based subject..

We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you. We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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