Sociology A Level


Sociology A Level

About the course

Why is society unequal? What social structures are in place that guide our society? If you want to look at the world we live in through the institutions and beliefs that guide it, this intensive two-year course may be for you. 

You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.  

In addition, you must have:

• Grade 5/C or above in GCSE English Language

• At least a grade 6/B in one other written GCSE subject e.g. History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Media Studies, Religious Studies (full course)

International students:

• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. 

• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent. 

You will study different sociological perspectives on the core themes of socialisation, social inequality, culture, identity, power and control. You will explore how social class, gender and ethnicity affect life chances and the nature of the relationship between the individual and society. You will learn about these themes through studying topic areas such as: Education, Work, Poverty, Welfare, Families & Households, Crime, Deviance and Beliefs in Society. You will also study sociological research methods to gain an understanding of how sociologists conduct research into society. 

Assessment is by classwork, key assignments and three final exams at the end of the two year course.


Sociology equips you with a range of skills and knowledge, which are good preparation for degrees in a wide variety of Humanities and Social Sciences courses. It is an excellent subject for developing your ability to think critically and analytically about social issues.


Studying at City and Islington College has opened our eyes

Martha Ojo

Martha Ojo

Subjects: History, Government and Politics and Sociology

Destination: London School of Economics to study History

Martha Ojo, and her identical twin Mary both achieved fantastic A Level results and their story was featured in the Evening Standard on A Level results day.

The twins had grown up in Tottenham and one of their friends had been killed in year 10, an incident that made them determined to succeed.

Martha said: “Studying at City and Islington College has opened our eyes to the opportunities out there and how we could aim to go to Russell Group universities.”

Course information

Start date
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07 September 2018

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
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End date
2 Years
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers
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A level entry requirements

A Level entry requirements

Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.