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Sociology A Level at East Sussex College

Course description

Sociologists study the relationship between individuals and society. This course requires and encourages you to develop a critical view of the world that you live in and question some of the opinions and stereotypes that exist in society. Sociology is not just about Britain, it also deals with global issues including the environment, migration and 'globalization' itself. This course consists of the following components: Socialisation & Culture, Youth Cultures and Media; Methods of Sociological Enquiry; and Social Stratification & Inequality and World Sociology.In the first year students gain an understanding of the themes of culture and socialisation and apply these issues to the role of youth cultures and the media in contemporary society. Alongside these topics you will also learn about the main research methods sociologists use in their research.In the second year the core themes are social inequalities and stratification. We will explore in detail the nature and causes of inequalities both within the UK and globally.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade B/5 and Sociology grade C (if taken).


You will be assessed by examination for all of your four units. All exams take place at the end of year two. Students are given one homework per week throughout the course.

Future opportunities

This course can provide a pathway to employment or Higher Education. The traditional occupation for sociology students has been social work or another form of public sector welfare work. However, in practice, sociology students go into a much wider range of jobs, including human resource management.

Further information

Sociology is a fantastic opportunity to debate issues with often lively and enthralling class discussions with a large amount of language, theory and concepts to consider. Also be prepared for lots of writing!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 5608/011
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