A Level Sociology explores social institutions and groups in society. We look at a range of contemporary
issues including changes in education in the UK, immigration and global crimes such as human trafficking.
You will develop skills of analysis and evaluation as well as transferable essay writing skills.
Grade 5 or above in GCSE English is required. It is not essential to study Sociology GCSE however if a
student has taken GCSE previously, they will need to have achieved a grade 5 or above in order to be
able to study Sociology at A Level (as this will indicate their success potential).
Students should be able to sustain writing in longer, significant pieces of work for homework, classwork
and examination and be able to confidently and clearly express ideas verbally.
Students will also need a high level of organisation and the ability to prioritise workloads.
This course is suitably demanding and works well with most other subjects, although Sociology
complements History, Geography, Media, English Language and Literature and Psychology particularly
You will acquire transferable skills of analysis and evaluation. These skills are essential for most types of
employment and courses in higher education. A high-level qualification in Sociology lends itself to a wide
variety of careers. Many students choose to pursue a career in the legal profession, civil service and