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Level 3

AQA L3 A Level in Sociology


This course aims to develop students’; awareness and critical understanding of society. It’;s about the way social factors such as families, the education system and beliefs shape our thinking and behaviour.

In the first year students will study:

• Education

• Research Methods

• Families and Households

In addition to the topics covered in the first year, in the second year students’; will study:

• Beliefs in Society

• Crime and Deviance

• Theory and Methods

A range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course. Formal lessons are combined with discussion, task-based learning, independent learning tasks and video, all pitched at a level appropriate to students’; knowledge and understanding of sociological issues.

1:1 support is available to all students.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

No previous knowledge of Sociology is required, but students should have an enquiring mind and an interest in the world around them.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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