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2 Years
Milnthorpe Road Campus


Here at Kendal College, we have a culture of high expectations, creating an environment in which A-Level learners can thrive.

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Course Overview

In studying Sociology you will develop an awareness of how our experience of education influences our behaviour. You will also study how work, poverty and welfare impact on our life chances and appreciate the significance of theory and concepts in sociological debate, developing your skills in challenging accepted explanations in the context of equality and social diversity.

In Year two you will develop your extended writing skills in tackling topic areas such as crime and deviance and beliefs in Society; this will be underpinned by continuing studying theory and methods in context.

This A-Level is awarded by AQA.

Year 1: Education, Work Poverty and Welfare, Research Methods

Year 2: Beliefs in Society, Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include Maths
GCSE English Language at Grade 6

After Your Course

Sociology acts as an excellent foundation for Social Science, Education and Health and Social Care - including professional training in both employment and higher education.

Community Development, Policy Development, Probation Services, and Youth Work, Public Relations, Police Force, Mentoring, Family Support Work, Charity Development, Teacher.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/23).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.


The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another institution.

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