Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of four grade 5s at GCSE including either English Language, 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? 
• Research Methods – How can we study society and collect data?
• 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 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.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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