Sociology is the academic study of social behaviour, its origins, development, organization, and institutions. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, social disorder and social change.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements
  • Grade 4 (C) in English Language or Literature and a minimum of a 3 (D) in Maths and
  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above (1 Vocational or Technical Qualification at Merit or above may be counted) and
  • Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table) and
  • Grade 4 (C or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
A-Levels: Sociology, Economics, Politics

Priya Kumari

After finishing school I was ready to study some new subjects. The Bedford Sixth Form appealed to me because of the variety of subjects on offer and I chose Sociology, Economics and Politics.

I’m really enjoying the Sociology course, particularly the work on education where we look at differences such as gender, ethnicity and class. I also enjoy studying crime. In a recent unit on corporate crime we were all given an area to focus on and my group chose to look at the Grenfell Tower incident.

Sociology is a good subject to choose because you are always looking at things from different viewpoints and in different ways.

Course Content

Download the course fact sheet here.

Course support and Enrichment

You will be offered revision workshops as a core part of this course.
In addition, there will be opportunities for students to hear from a range of guest speakers, both inside and outside of sixth form.

  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
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