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Qualification type


Course code



Level 3


2 years


Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

Start date

Sep 2021

You will study a variety of sociological theories, studies and concepts, and learn how to evaluate these in a critical manner.

You will study a variety of sociological theories, studies and concepts, and learn how to evaluate these in a critical manner. The focus will tend to be on British society but comparisons will be made with other countries.

Sociology could lead to a variety of jobs or university courses and is a good general qualification which is very well regarded by universities and employers.

This course can be studied as part of the communication or social science pathway.

What I'll learn

You will learn how to analyse the society in which we live. You will examine sociological theories, studies and concepts and learn how to evaluate them. 

Your study will include the following units: 

  • Unit 1: Socialisation, culture and identity families and households
  • Unit 2: Research methods and researching social inequalities
  • Unit 3: Globalisation and the digital social world 
  • Unit 4: Crime and deviance 


How I'll learn

Your study will involve a combination of practical exercises and theory. There will debate and discussion in classes as well as the use of contemporary examples. You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a group tutorial. They will help you set, review and achieve your targets. 

There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A-level students progress successfully to higher education. 

We have many enrichment opportunities on offer and you will be encouraged to select from a range including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.


How I'll be assessed

You will learn in groups and there will be ongoing timed assessments. There will be external exams at the end of each year. There is no formal coursework assessment on this course.


Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of six GCSEs at grade 5 (C) or above, including English Language and maths but excluding PE, Dance, Catering, or other subjects with a large practical component.

For this subject you will also need either GCSE English language or English literature at grade 5.

With three A-levels, the possibilities are endless. You can progress to higher education to study a variety of different subjects at degree level. A-levels also offer a high standard of education which many employers require as part of their entry criteria onto training programmes. Sociology is a subject that is valued by universities.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

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As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.