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A-Level Sociology at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this two-year course you will explore the social landscape of the modern world and gain a range of analytical skills to prepare you for further study.

Course content

During the course you will explore the concepts of culture and socialisation and how gender, ethnicity and religion may or may not affect what opportunities you have in life. You will understand how social structures and identities work, and will develop the skills and evidence you need to challenge the label that other individuals, groups or organisations may have given you.

You will be introduced to the theories, methods and methodologies necessary to analyse the following topics:

  • Culture and socialisation
  • Methods and methodology
  • Youth culture and subculture
  • Crime, deviance, victimisation
  • Social stratification
  • Measurement of inequality

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements of 5 Grade 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English).


Your progress will be regularly assessed by tests and coursework, with regular feedback and guidance being offered for constant improvement.

Financial information

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning.

Future opportunities

This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Psychology, Philosophy, or Politics, allowing for progression to university courses in Social Sciences, Sociology, or Criminology.

There could be a number of career opportunities available to you after completing the course in areas such as Journalism, Teaching, Politics, Market research, or Trend analysis.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 September 2018
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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.