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A Level Sociology

Course outline

Sociology is the study of society and the communities which make up our world. Why do certain groups of people behave in a certain way, how does this impact their lives and who ultimately benefits?

If you are interested in what makes society tick and how we are affected by the society we live in, this is the course for you.

You’ll study key concepts such as power, gender, ethnicity and culture, as well as mass media, education, crime, deviance and religion.

The research, study and written skills you’ll develop throughout the course will be an excellent foundation for university and your future career.

You’ll learn to question and challenge ideas and assumptions, critically examine evidence, and experience lots of discussion and debate.

Topics include:

  • Education and methods in context
  • Families and households
  • Global development
  • Crime and deviance
  • Theory and methods.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

How to apply for this course

Apply now to study an A Level Programme in 2022/23.

You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

Choose a course option below and press apply now.

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Location Date
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 5th September 2022

A Level Programme (2 years)

Course code: C000450 / Q000509

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 5th September 2022

A Level Programme Intensive (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q011488

Qualification

A Level Sociology

Duration

A Level: 2 years

A Level Intensive: 1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

2 year A Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including a grade 5 or obove in GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • Complete a successful interview

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Assessment

Assessment is by examinations.

Progression

You could progress to a related higher education course such as sociology, politics, social policy, criminology, anthropology and development studies.

There are lots of careers open to you such as social worker, counsellor, probation officer, teacher, charity worker or housing officer.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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