Course type:
A-levels

A-level in Sociology

If you're interested in people and the world around you, then Sociology is a subject that will appeal to you.

Sociology is the study of societies and looks at how people live, behave and work together in groups.  Some examples of the many issues that will be addressed in this course are:

  • What is the purpose of education?
  • Why are poorer people typically less healthy?
  • How much are we influenced by the media?
  • What is the best way to control crime?

You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of sociological theory and the research methods used by sociologists to examine specific aspects of society.

In studying Sociology, you will question often 'taken for granted' facts and develop your ability to examine and evaluate conflicting arguments about some of the issues and problems society faces. Sociology is also an active, diverse subject that is accepted by all universities and is useful for complementing a number of other A-level subjects including History, Psychology, Business and English.

To do well in this subject, you need to take an active interest in the world today by keeping up to date with media reports and world news. You must be prepared to understand and memorise a wide range of terminology, concepts and theories.

You will also be required to write sustained, structured essays to demonstrate confident knowledge and persuasive perspective.

Perhaps most importantly, you must bring an enthusiasm for discussion and debate to contribute valuable knowledge and ideas to a wide range of interesting topics!

At Hartpury, we follow the AQA Sociology specification. For more information, click here

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
Duration:
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

GCSE | You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics and English Language, as well as:

GCSE grade 6 or above in English Language.

Why study A-levels at Hartpury College?

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.

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If you are unable to complete an online application please contact admissions@hartpury.ac.uk

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