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Sociology A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

Sociology is for people who have an interest in knowing why society works in the way that it does. It’s a useful subject that allows you to develop your own opinions of a range of topics.

Course content

If the first year of the course you will study component 1 and half of component 2, the remainder of the course will be studied in the 2nd year.

Component 1:

  • Introducing socialisation, culture and identity
  • Families & relationships

Component 2:

  • Social research methods
  • Understanding social inequalities (Gender, class, ethnicity, age)

Component 3:

  • Globalisation & the digital social world
  • Education


Entry requirements

You’ll need at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including a grade B or above in either English Language or Literature.


The course is based in the classroom using a range of teaching and learning strategies including whole class teaching, group work and working individually.

Future opportunities

Sociology opens a clear route to university where you can continue your studies. This could then lead to a career in industries such as teaching, social work, human resource management, journalism, youth work, police or a prison officer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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