Course Summary:

Sociology asks us to take a step back from the world we live in and question how society works. Sociologists are particularly interested in society’s winners and losers and asking difficult questions that prompt us to find solutions to the challenges we experience in our communities. If this sounds interesting to you, then join the course and develop your ability to present logical, sound arguments in a clear and purposeful manner. Increasing your confidence and ability to make a real impact in your own community. Passionate staff will support you to access opportunities outside the classroom to enhance your learning.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Cambridge – Sociology
  • University of Warwick – Sociology
  • Lancaster University – Sociology/criminology
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Sociology/psychology
  • The University of Manchester- Sociology

Career destinations:

  • Social Work
  • Teachers
  • Police
  • Journalism
  • Health and Social Care
  • Law

Entry Requirements:

A grade 4 or above in English Language or Literature is highly desirable as the course requires well developed communication skills, both oral and written. Sociology GCSE is not required.

Assessment Method:

100% exam

Student Case Studies:

Danny Minien

Danny Minien

“Sociology fits well with my other subjects, especially Government and Politics, as it offers sociological theories and explanations that go alongside political ideas. It teaches you about issues that you can then apply to everyday life outside of College. The tutors encourage you to go the extra mile to boost your studies and the students all have positive attitudes to work which creates a work-friendly atmosphere.”

Faryaal Ali

Faryaal Ali

“The topics we have studied in Sociology have been very interesting and useful as they have allowed me to gain an insight into how society works and how people act in society. Personally I believe Sociology is important as it helps you understand the relationships between individuals living in a community. Discussing and debating the issues and finding out what other people think is also interesting as it allows me to voice my opinions and listen to others’. Overall the subject is engaging as you can use your own knowledge about society and discuss it using the theories of sociologists.”