• 100%

    pass rate in Sociology A-Level

    Summer 2019

  • 99.1%

    overall A-Level pass rate.

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • 100%

    pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 3 Full-Time Bede Campus A-Levels

What’s it all about?

Sociology is for people who have an interest in knowing why society works in the way that it does. It’s a useful subject that allows you to develop your own opinions of a range of topics.

You will need five GCSEs at grades 5-9, including English Language.

Study level Cost Additional fees
16-18 FREE You will need to provide your own stationery (A4 pad & lever arch file for each unit) . The textbook that is recommended by the exam board is Brisbane S et al (2015) OCR Sociology for A-Level Book 1. You may want to consider buying your own copy, however, there are copies in the learning centre for loan. You will also be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

This is a 2 year course where you will study 3 units:

1. Socialisation, Culture & Identity (youth culture)
2. Researching social inequalities
3. Debates in Contemporary society (education & globalisation and the digital social world)

You will be assessed by 3 exams at the end of year 2, which are set by the exam board, OCR. Your progress will also be monitored internally with in-class assessments, homework tasks and practice exams.

English and maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

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What’s next?

Sociology opens a clear route to university where you can continue your studies. This could then lead to a career in teaching, social work, human resource management, journalism, youth work, police or the prison service.

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.