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Sociology A-Level

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AS 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.

AS Sociology will be taught in one year and you can progress to A-Level Sociology in Year 2.

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

How will I be assessed?


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Career Opportunities

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.

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are:

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 apply for the full-time package (3-4 AS-Levels) please complete a full-time application form.

If you would llike to study this course part-time, please contact the tutor:

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Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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Apply for Sociology A-Level

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