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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.

Welcome to Sociology

Over the two years we will be studying:

Course Content

Year 1 Topic 1: Family and Households

Year 1 Topic 2: Education with Research Methods

Year 2 Topic 1:  The Media

 Year Two: Crime and Deviance with Research Methods

How will I learn?

You will learn through taught classes, group work and presentations.

How will I be assessed?

A-level Sociology is 100% externally assessed and taken at the end of the course. You will sit two exams at the end of the first year which will be 1 hour and 30 minutes each and at the end of the second year you will sit three exams all of which are 2 hours long.

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

You should be spending at least 2 hours per week doing homework. The more time you devote to your studies the better your chance of succeeding on the course. We sometimes take our students to various venues around London or to see guest speakers.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


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

Apart from the general entry criteria for A Levels, you must have GCSE grade 6 to 9 in Maths and English.

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

Many students have progressed into various careers such as marketing, teaching or one of the caring professions, for example, nursing. It also might lead to a media or journalistic career path. However, it is useful for many careers.

English level

GCSE Grade 5 or above

Mathematics level

GCSE Grade 5 or above

Equipment and other costs

Specific to this course you will be expected to buy a textbook and some relevant other books or periodicals. You will be expected to contribute to the cost of any tickets for external events although these are often subsidised.   ​

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.