Sociology is the study of human social relationships, how society is organised and how we experience life. Sociology looks at topics such as the causes of crime, religious beliefs, education, the family, social class and culture and identity.
Sociology is an exciting and illuminating field of study that analyses and explains important matters in our personal lives, our communities, and the world.
You will need GCSE English Language at grade 5, in addition to the general entry criteria.
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English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
Compulsory topics include:
- Education with research methods
- Crime and deviance with methods and theory
Optional topics include:
- Families and households
- Beliefs in society
The majority of our successful students continue on to higher education to study social sciences, sociology or criminology at degree level. Many students are attracted to nursing and social work as a career.
Sociology is useful for a growing number of careers, especially those which are ‘people orientated.’ There are a number of employment pathways as a result of studying sociology such as working for the National Health Service, Police, HM Prison Service and in public relations.
A fresh start
Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!
Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!
Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.
College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.
Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.
College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.
A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.
You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.
A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.
We are the College of the Year.
(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)
100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths.
99.1% overall A-Level pass rate
We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.