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Humanities and Social Sciences

School Leaver / 16 - 18 yr Old A-levels

A-Level Programme - Sociology

Our A-Level in Sociology will provide you with a sound understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods and the opportunity to develop a range of skills.

Students on our A-Level Programme take a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 A-Level subjects so please apply for all the subjects you'd like to discuss at interview.

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  • Course Description

    It allows the integration of sociological themes, such as socialisation, culture and identity and social differentiation, power and stratification. A key aim of sociology is to encourage students to develop a critical awareness of society. You will follow a programme which combines class teaching with small group work, discussion, video material, IT and research projects.

  • Entry Requirements

    For the generic A-Level Programme you will need:

    • GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths, plus at least 3 more GCSEs at grade 5 or above

    For this specific A-Level you will need:

    • GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths, Grade 5 or above in English Language and at least 3 others at grade 5 or above
  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    2 years

    When does this course start?

    06/09/2021

    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    Full-time courses at the college are generally 3-4 days per week (you may be in an extra day if you are resitting English and/or Maths). All students are expected to complete study hours in the Learning Resource Centre and at least 30 hours work experience on top of their college hours.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*
    19+ £1,950

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    If you are aged 19 and over, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here. Alternatively, if you are aged 19-23 and have not yet completed a level 3 or above qualification, you may be able to receive this course for free. For further information and to complete our fee calculator, click here.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    AQA A-Level in Sociology

    How is my course assessed?

    Students will follow a programme which combines class teaching with small group work, discussion, video material, IT and research projects. Students will complete three examinations over the duration of the course, each carrying a weight of 33% of their overall final result/grade. Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods. This is a 2 hour written exam out of 80 marks. Paper 2: Topics in Sociology This is a 2 hour written exam out of 80 marks. Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. This is a 2 hour written exam out of 80 marks.

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn

Full-Time

Duration 2 years

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