Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels, but you may have the option to study the full A Level in a single year.
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?
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 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.
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 learn to question and challenge ideas and assumptions, critically examine evidence, and experience lots of discussion and debate.
- (AS Level) education and methods in context; families and households; research methods;
- (A Level): education and methods in context; families and households; global development; crime and deviance; theory and methods.
How to apply for this course
Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply".
You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.
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Start: 7th September 2020
AS Level (1 year)
Course code: C000450 / Q002477
Start: 8th September 2020
A Level Programme Intensive (1 year)
Course code: C000453 / Q000509
AS/A Level Sociology
AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.
A Level Intensive: 1 year
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 email@example.com
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 is by examinations.
If you achieve at least a Grade D in two or more of your AS Level subjects, you will progress to the full A Level.
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.
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