GCSE grade 5 in English language or English literature.
Sociology is the study of social groups and social life in modern societies, and the interaction between individuals within these groups.
This is a demanding academic subject, involving theoretical debates and arguments, supported by empirical (evidence based) research. You will study socialisation and culture, with the main topics covered being culture and identity, families and households and education.
You will also study methods of sociological enquiry and you will experience first-hand the application of various research strategies. You will cover power and stratification with topics including inequality and world sociology.
Sociology students go on to study a wide variety of subjects at degree level, including sociology, criminology and psychology. Many courses such as nursing and midwifery specify sociology as a preferred A level subject.
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