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How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with Sociology?

Sociology is the study of society and of its impact on people and their behaviour. Sociologists are also interested in how this can differ between groups on the basis of their social characteristics
e.g. gender, ethnicity social class or age.

What will I study?

• Educational underachievement.
• The diversity of families in Britain and the role that they play.
• Social inequality.
• The role of the sociologist in understanding and researching society.
• The causes of and explanations for criminal and deviant behaviour.

What makes Sociology at H6 different?

• It prepares you for university or the work place.
• You will have the opportunity to attend visits to sociology conferences and The Royal Courts of Justice.
• You attend research field trips to investigate social behaviour.
• You will visit a number of universities to understand more about the application process and studying at university

How will I be assessed?

This course is 100% exam based.

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE grades 9-5 including a minimum grade 5 in Maths and a minimum grade 6 in English and a Humanities or Social Science related subject.

Progression routes

A few students who choose A-Level Sociology do so with the intention of entering into a career in Sociology. However, it can lead to exciting careers in the many sectors including law enforcement, teaching, politics, journalism and the mass media. Sociologists are also found in social work, advertising and marketing, the probation service and prisons


Haringey Sixth Form College
White Hart Lane
N17 8HR

Tel. 020 8376 6000
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