Are you interested in contemporary, modern Britain? Do you want to acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of the social world in which you live? Then choose A level Sociology – learn to develop your skills in organising and presenting information, ideas, descriptions and arguments.

The Sociology department at Carmel is a successful and lively one. We offer a range of teaching styles and learning experiences. We aim to broaden your understanding of the social and political world around you, as well as enabling you to achieve exam success.

Where does this A Level Sociology course lead?

Sociology students go on to a hugely diverse range of careers and H.E. courses. From jobs in the media, such as researchers and journalists, to teaching, police work, social work, health care. The courses and careers list is endless. There is also a wide variety of opportunities in all aspects of social research, such as youth services, the criminal justice system, education, etc.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

A Level Sociology Course Leaflet

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Sociology Course Introduction

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Exam board course specification

What our students say about studying Sociology


Social Sciences Behind Bars Conference

Sociology Alumni

Mairead Redmond

What Our Students Say

I enjoy studying at Carmel because I have the chance to balance my work with enrichment activities. Sociology is an interesting subject which sparks debate in the classroom. There’s a lot of interaction in the lessons and you are always learning new and surprising things about society.

At Carmel there are many enrichment activities you can participate in; from table tennis, to futsal, to basketball there is something for all students. What has impressed me the most is the amount of freedom students have for independent study and how you can balance this extra learning with enrichment activities.

After Camel I hope to go to Liverpool University to study either Physiotherapy or Psychology.

Joseph Wray