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A-Level Sociology

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £2,172 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 Weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

To apply for A Levels

Please choose an initial A Level you would like to apply for, then follow the on screen instructions on the online application form.  Add the names of the additional A Levels you would like to study into your personal statement, indicating why you have selected those options.

Course content

The subject also consists of three elements but has a greater emphasis on sociological theory. There will be a study of either Global Development – why countries are rich or poor – or Beliefs in Society where we look at what religion is and what it may mean to society.  For one unit there will be a focus on Crime and Deviance where we look at areas including the criminalization of young people and why particular groups are more likely to be sent to prison.


What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

This course will lead you into many different areas. You can follow careers into marketing, teaching or one of the caring professions, for example nursing. It also might lead you to a media or journalistic career path. However it is useful for many careers.


How will I learn?

You will experience a variety of teaching methods and styles, but the course is mainly classroom based. We do go on several trips throughout the year, specifically to museums in London. There are even options to attend theatre productions and live screenings of plays.

How will I be assessed?

We follow the AQA exam board and there are two timed examinations at the end of the year

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

You will be expected to spend around 5 hours per week outside lesson time to complete set work

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

Apart from the general entry criteria for A Levels, you must have Grade B in one of the following subjects: English Language, English Literature, Geography, History, Politics, Psychology, Religious Education (full) or Sociology


Expected prior knowledge

To succeed in this subject, you should have an avid interest in current affairs, people, history of cultures and you should also have an interest in literature and be someone who reads widely – from newspapers to novels.  


English level

GCSE Grade C or above

Mathematics level

GCSE Grade C or above

Equipment and other costs

Specific to this course you will be expected to buy key texts.  ​ 

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.

* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.