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Sociology A level at Bridgwater College

Course description

This subject would be highly suitable for anyone who is interested in people and the way we live. Sociology offers a distinct and highly illuminating perspective on human behaviour. Learning to be a sociologist means taking a step back from our own personal interpretations of the world, to look at the social influences which shape our lives.

Course content

Modules studied inlcude:

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Families & Households
  • Research Methods
  • Crime & Deviance
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Theory & Methods

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs in the A* – C range, including Maths and English at grade C or above.

You should also have an inquisitive mind and the ability to study the world in a non-discriminative manner.


You will be assessed by a number of methods including:

  • Essays
  • Group presentations 
  • Formal examinations

Future opportunities

As a subject Sociology has universal currency and is expanding in further and higher education. There are many universities which recognise Sociology as a valid subject and accept it as an entrance A Level. The majority of universities also offer three year degree courses allowing students to gain a BSc or BA in Sociology, often allowing it to be combined with Criminology, Psychology or other related topics.

Sociology also has importance for a variety of careers and is seen as an important part of professional training for a variety of occupations including nursing, personnel, social work, police, probation and teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 February 2016

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