Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Bs and 4 grade Cs at GCSE including GCSE English Language (grade 4). We require a grade B in either English Language
(grade 5), History or Religious Studies.


Two years.

What will I study?

Yourself, the people you know, the society you live in and other attitudes and societies.

Topics include:

• Families and Households - What do we mean by ‘the family’? How have families and relationships within them changed? 
• Education – e.g. why do girls now outperform boys at all levels of education? 
• Beliefs in Society – What are religions for, and what impact do they have? 
• Crime and Deviance – What is the difference between crime and deviance, and this just a matter of opinion? 
• Sociological Theory and Methods 
• Methods in Context- exploring the way a research method is applied to areas of research such as Education and Crime

Good course combinations

This course combines well with Archaeology, English, History, Law, Politics, Religious Studies, Media Studies, Film Studies and Psychology.


All assessment in this course is via examination.

What could it lead to?

Sociology is highly regarded in a number of areas including nursing, law, policing, teaching, social work and journalism. Past students have gone on to study sociology, criminology, social policy and planning and anthropology.

100% Achievement in 2016


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