Owen Davies | A-Levels
College is a really friendly environment; we do group tasks which help a lot of us learn. I plan to go onto further study and to work as a Child Development Psychologist.
A-Level Sociology develops knowledge and understanding of how contemporary society works. To understand this, you will look at aspects of society from different interpretations of people's experiences and develop an awareness of how society evolves.
In studying Sociology you will develop an awareness of how culture and identity influences our behaviour, appreciate the significance of theory and concepts in sociological debate and develop your skills in challenging accepted explanations in the context of equality and social diversity. Sociology encourages independent thinking and fosters a lifelong interest in social issues.
The course can be taken in the following ways:
- Within KC Sixth with another two, possibly three A-Levels, tutorial and optional EPQ and Core maths
- As an 'add on' to a Full Time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma
- As a stand-alone part-time course
If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.
- 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above (A*-C), which must include Maths
- GCSE English Language at Grade 6 (or B)
If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact the tutor:
After Your Course
AS Sociology prepares you for continuing onto the A Level and related arts and social science subjects. Sociology also acts as an excellent foundation for education, health and social care professional training in both employment and higher education.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.