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Sociology A Level at Varndean College

Course description

Sociologists ask questions about the behaviour of individuals and groups in society. So if you are interested in people or if you want to understand what is happening in the world, you should find it enjoyable and thought-provoking. You will investigate issues affecting your life such as racism, crime and deviance, youth cultures, gender and class inequalities, family life and global development. We try to understand how society operates and why problems sometimes arise. You will not be told what to think, nor is it just a lot of facts to be learnt by heart. We encourage you to question things people take for granted and help you work out your own ideas.


Course content

Year 1:                          

  • Culture and identity
  • Education
  • Research methods

Year 2:

  • Global sociology
  • Crime and deviance,
  • Sociological theory 

Entry requirements

Standard advanced course requirements.


100% exam

Future opportunities

Most of our advanced level students go on to a wide range of degree courses, often in Sociology and the Social Sciences. This subject is a particular asset for careers involving working with people, such as management, marketing, journalism, law, health, welfare or teaching.

Further information

There are opportunities to attend student conferences at Sussex University or London and you will be encouraged to attend Feminist and Politics Societies.

Sociology goes well with many other subjects including Psychology, English, Media Studies, History, Law and Philosophy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Varndean College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2017
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