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Sociology A Level at Havant Sixth form College

Course description

Sociology A Level will help you gain a deeper understanding of how society works and the social factors that affect our lives and choices as individuals. You will develop skills in research, analysis and evaluation that will be highly regarded by universities, especially when you are applying for a degree in social science, criminology, social policy or social work. This A Level will also give you a real advantage if you have ambitions to work in journalism, law, teaching, personnel, advertising, marketing, politics, the police or nursing.

Course content

The A Level comprises of three components – A, B and C. Component A focuses on an introduction to socialisation, culture and identity, the sociology of the family and the sociology of education. Component B is methods of sociological enquiry and Component C looks at power and stratification. Here you will study social inequalities and criminology.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSE's at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.


There’s no coursework component. All components are examined by summer exams at the end of the Second Year.

Future opportunities

Sociology students progress to a wide range of Higher Education courses, as well as into the world of work. Some of the students who have chosen related degree courses have studied sociology, social science, sociology & criminology, social policy & administration, social work and youth & community studies.

Further information

You will attend talks by guest speakers, experience humanities lectures at the University of Portsmouth, visit the Houses of Parliament and a variety of relevant events.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havant Sixth form College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

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