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Course specifics

Entry Requirements

  • For our Access to Level 3 programme, students will need to have a minimum of four grade 3s at GCSE including a minimum of grade 3 in English Language and grade 2 in Maths.



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This is an intensive one year course which covers the GCSE AQA specification. This is suitable for students who need an interesting and academic course that sits alongside the other courses they will be studying as part of the Access to Level 3 year.

Topics include studying culture and society, families and households, education, crime and deviance and stratification.

Students must have good written communication and essay writing skills, you will develop skills of analyses and evaluation.

Methods of Teaching and Learning

The course is taught by well qualified and experienced staff. Teaching methods mostly involve whole-class teaching, with discussions and group work. Students are expected to do a substantial amount of revision and practice outside the classroom.

Method of Assessment

This course is assessed by 2 written examinations, Paper 1 and Paper 2 in May/June. Throughout the course, the progress of each student is assessed and monitored by regular assessments and mock examinations.


Dedicated sociology classrooms where we have text books and revision guides to complement the course. The college Learning Resource Centre (LRC) provides a well-stocked section of Sociology books and access to on-line resources. Students are encouraged to buy a revision guide at the start of course 


100% exams, based on topic content.

What next?

Students are able to progress to level 3 courses including A-level Sociology and other subjects in humanities, if they meet the entry requirements for these courses.