Sociology at Runshaw College
Why should I come to Runshaw to study Sociology?
Sociology is the study of people in society but depending on what we mean by society will determine how we study it. Sociologists are interested in finding out about a variety of socially constructed phenomena, including: family, education systems, different cultures, religious beliefs, crime and deviance.
The pass rate for Sociology is consistently 100%, and in 2015, 65% of students achieved A*- B grade. Our teachers’ specialism, enthusiasm and commitment to students’ success means that our students enjoy and achieve whilst studying Sociology at Runshaw College.
You will also have the opportunity to join the Sociology Academy where you can debate and research topics other than those discussed in the classroom. We also attend many trips, visits and conferences, recent ones include:
- trip to Wymott prison
- trip to London (residential)
- visits to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.
What will I study?
In Sociology lessons you will be given opportunities to discuss and debate a whole range of topical sociological issues.
A few examples of topics studied are:
• Why do some people join gangs?
• Why do people get married or divorced?
• Why do some people underachieve in school?
• Why do some pupils join anti-school sub- cultures?
For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x grade B equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.
For Sociology specifically, this should include Grade 5/B in a written subject.
100% written examination.
No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.
What will this course prepare me for?
All of the skills that you develop, and the knowledge that you will gain, will prepare you for a range of careers and university courses such as human resource management, journalism, law, teaching, marketing, the police and advertising.
Which subjects complement this A-level?
All subjects complement Sociology and in particular:
Government and Politics
RS - Theology and Philosophy
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.