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Sociology A Level at City and Islington College

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

  • 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.

International students:


  • 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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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    • We are a specialist A Level Sixth Form College in the heart of Angel, Islington, with over 25 years of proven success and an outstanding record of achievement. Last year our overall A Level pass rate was 99%, 70% of students achieved grades from A*-C and 31 A Level subjects boasted a 100% pass rate.

      What we offer

      We specialise in preparing you for higher education and have an extensive range of subjects on offer, many of which are not offered elsewhere in London. Our teachers are A Level specialists, many are examiners and some have PHDs. The College offers superb facilities specially designed for A Level teaching.