A Level in Sociology

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    September 2023


A level Sociology is a subject, which lends itself to healthy debate and discussion, and you are encouraged to use your own life experiences as a starting point to understanding our own society and the effects of others upon us.

You will study topics such as families and households, education and sociological methods, beliefs in society and crime and deviance.

What will I do?

The subject content has been arranged so that you must study a core of theory and methods plus a selection of substantive topics.

Year 1 Subjects.

  • Families and households
  • Education and sociological methods

Year 2 Subjects.

  • Beliefs in society
  • Crime and deviance and theory and methods

Lectures will involve you actively participating in the learning process in order to gain understanding and insight into contemporary issues. A level Sociology is an intensive course and you must recognise that a lot of reading and essay writing will need to be done at home in preparation for a predominantly essay-based exams. Each exam will involve you presenting and assessing a range of sociological theories. The AS exams are one to two hours in length.

The entry qualifications for the A level in Sociology are five GCSEs at grades 5 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including English Language or Literature at grade 6 or above (Old GCSE grade B or above) or equivalent.

The A level in Sociology will take you two years to complete. You will study at college for a minimum of four days a week.

The A level in Sociology is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.

For those aged 19+, this course will cost: Β£1987
Year 1, AS Level - Β£724.
Year 2, A Level - Β£1263.

If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the first day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning Β£27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

During the A level in Sociology, you will be assessed through five written examinations.

In year 1 you will take two papers, and in your second year you will take three.

You will have a Personal Tutor to help guide and support your learning. Information on study skills and access to study support groups is available if required.

Studying A level Sociology opens up many employment and career opportunities. You can use this qualification to enter most university to study a variety of courses e.g. law, media business studies, all arts and humanities subjects and can enter most fields of employment.

There are no specific costs but students may be asked to contribute towards educational visits and other activities.

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