Sociology A Level at City and Islington College
Why is society unequal? What social structures are in place that guide our society? If you want to look at the world we live in through the institutions and beliefs that guide it, this intensive two-year course may be for you.
You will study different sociological perspectives on the core themes of socialisation, social inequality, culture and identity, and power and control. You will explore how social class, gender and ethnicity affect life chances and the nature of the relationship between the individual and society.
You will learn about these themes through studying topic areas such as: Education; Work, Poverty and Welfare; Families & Households; Crime and Deviance; Beliefs in Society. You will also study sociological research methods to gain an understanding of how sociologists conduct research into society.
- You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
- In addition you must have achieved at least a grade B and a grade C in at least two written GCSE subjects, e.g. History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Religious Studies (full course), English Language.
- Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
- IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
Assessment is by coursework and final exams.
Sociology equips you with a range of skills and knowledge, which are good preparation for degrees in a wide variety of Humanities and Social Sciences courses. It is an excellent subject for developing your ability to think critically and analytically about social issues.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.