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Sociology A Level at Cirencester College

Course description

This course will appeal to those interested in human behaviour and the critical study of society.  You will learn about methods used in researching social inequality, analyse the family unit and explore culture and identity.  In the second year, you will examine crime and deviance and Globalisation and the digital social world.

Course content

A level Sociology involves studying six key topics

  • Introducing socialisation, culture and identity
  • Families and relationships
  • Understanding social inequalities
  • Research methods
  • Globalisation and the digital social world
  • Crime and Deviance

The six A Level topics are assessed on three exams completed at the end of the course.


Students are assessed by examinations completed at the end of the course in June.

Future opportunities

While you do not need Sociology A Level to study it at university (all that is required is 3 academic A Levels), many students find it beneficial to take the subject at this level. Many find that it is the study of Sociology at A Level which inspires them to take it further and allows them to have sufficient insight to decide whether a career related to Sociology might be suitable for them.

This course enables you to develop your research skills as well as your ability to answer essay and structured questions, which are vital skills for study at degree level on any course. Sociology degrees can also be studied as part of  a combined program known as Joint Honours, subjects traditionally paired with Sociology are Social Policy, Political Science and Philosophy. Degrees in these areas prepare students very well for careers in the Criminal Justice System, the Civil Service, Teaching, policy development and working with charity organisations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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