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Sociology at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

Sociology tries to answer many questions about human beings.  Sociology is the study of human behaviour and is unique in that it explains behaviour by studying how the social groups’ people belong to influence their actions and beliefs.  When studying Sociology students will be expected to debate controversial issues and develop knowledge of key Sociologists and the work they have completed.


Sociology combines well with many other AS and A2 subjects, is recognised by all Universities and provides work skills suitable for a number of occupations.

Course content

During the AS course the topics to be studied are Culture and Identity and Education with Sociological Research Methods.  In the A2 course, students will study Beliefs in Society and Crime and Deviance with Sociological Theory and Research.


Students will be involved in group work, presentations, class discussions, essays and internet research.

Entry requirements

5 A*- C grades at GCSE including a grade B or above in English and a grade C in a Humanities subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime