A Level Sociology

A Level Sociology offers you the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of sociological thought and methods, together with a range of skills. Sociology is the study of human societies, in all sorts of contexts.

What will I study?

  • Research Methods, Families and Households, the role of education in society and the reasons why pupils from different backgrounds achieve different levels of success
  • Beliefs in society
  • Crime and deviance

Where will this subject take me?

A Level Sociology gives you a strong foundation for further study of a range of academic subjects at degree level. It is a good foundation subject as the knowledge you learn can be applied to all aspects of society and it provides a variety of academic skills especially thinking critically about the world. Sociology can lead to a job in a variety of careers such as teaching, social work and social policy making, law, journalism and the civil service. Students who have completed this A Level have gone on to study a diverse range of courses at respected UK universities. These include: History at Durham University, Economics at University of Exeter, Social Sciences as well as Law at University College London.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

Key facts

Minimum age: 15.5+
Course length 3, 5, 5.5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
(5.5-term available in Brighton and Cambridge)
Start dates: September – all centres
October - Brighton and Cambridge
January – Brighton and Cambridge
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Centres:  Brighton, Cambridge, London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level)
Academic entry requirements:  4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees per term: Brighton: £9,020
Cambridge: £9,020
London: £9,020

GCSEs

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GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

A Levels

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A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.

Foundation

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A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.