banner

Sociologists ask questions about the behaviour of individuals and groups in society. So if you are interested in people or if you want to understand what is happening in the world, you should find it enjoyable and thought-provoking. You will investigate issues affecting your life such as racism, crime and deviance, youth cultures, gender and class inequalities, family life and global development. We try to understand how society operates and why problems sometimes arise. You will not be told what to think, nor is it just a lot of facts to be learnt by heart. We encourage you to question things people take for granted and help you work out your own ideas.

Year 1

  • Culture and identity
  • Education
  • Research methods

Year 2

  • Global sociology
  • Crime and deviance
  • Sociological theory.

I chose this subject as I was interested in learning about the society I live in, how it is formed and why certain things occur. It has made me more open-minded and less judgemental about things.

Fen Neylon ex Priory School, Lewes

Course Essentials

Courses Available
A Level
Entry Requirements
How The Course is Assessed
100% Exam
Career Pathways
Most of our advanced level students go on to a wide range of degree courses, often in Sociology and the Social Sciences. This subject is a particular asset for careers involving working with people, such as management, marketing, journalism, law, health, welfare or teaching.
Transferable Skills
Thinking critically; evaluating ideas; constructing and presenting persuasive written and verbal arguments; understanding human relationships; sensitive to people and problems.
Other Information

There are opportunities to attend student conferences at Sussex University or London and you will be encouraged to attend Feminist and Politics Societies.

Sociology goes well with many other subjects including Psychology, English, Media Studies, History, Law and Philosophy.
Enquiries To
Pete Bailey: pfb@varndean.ac.uk