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Sociology A level at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

Sociology is the study of how society is organised and how we experience life. Sociologists try to understand human behaviour, and to do this, they also try to understand how other people affect us. Sociologists ask questions about society and attempt to find answers to those questions. For example, why do some children do better in school than others? Are single parents a problem for society? Why are women more religious than men? Does class still exist? These are vital questions. If you become a sociology student you will not be provided with quick answers. What you will discover is how to think about these issues for yourself: what are the questions behind the questions?

Course content

  • Component 1: Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Component 2: Researching and understanding social inequalities
  • Component 3: Debates in contemporary society

Entry requirements

 GCSE Point score of 34, which must include a C grade in English Language.


Exam Board - OCR

Future opportunities

Having A level Sociology can lead you to university degree courses in sociology, law, politics, philosophy and many more. Sociology can also prepare you for careers in business management, advertising, journalism, politics, law, teaching and social work.

Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

Trips have included visits to museums, film screenings, university conferences and a tour of the historical highlights of the East End of London. We also organise conferences which feature high-profile sociologists.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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    • Working within a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment, which embraces diversity and promotes respect, we help students fulfil their academic potential and become thinking, questioning and caring members of society.