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A level Sociology

This A level forms part of the Allied Health Professional Programme, incorporating A level Psychology and level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Delivered at the A Level Academy, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of key sociological concepts and themes such as socialisation, culture, identity and power, inequality and control.

What are the benefits of studying the Allied Health Professional Programme?

This programme provides many opportunities such as:

  • Placements with high-profile employers such as NHS.
  • Guest speakers from the industry including prestigious universities.
  • Masterclasses with industry experts.
  • Enrichment opportunities and initiatives with Dementia Care, Marie Curie and Children in Need, adding value to your CV and university application.
  • Clinical ward to provide a realistic work environment.
  • Annual Healthcare Sciences Skills Show.
  • Behind Bars Conference.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

All A level study begins in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During this A level, you will cover the following units:

  • Cultural identity
  • Family and wealth
  • Research methods
  • Continuation of sociological theories and concepts such as crime and deviance and power and control

You will also develop skills to enable you to apply theory to real-life situations including evaluating sociological concepts, sharing your opinion and respecting the opinion of others.

In addition to this, you will also cover a broad range of A level Psychology and level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care topics from exploring the work of influential psychologists, social influence and human behaviour, memory and attachment theories to equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, public health, health education and development through the life stages.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by written examinations and a range of practical and written work, including both internal and external assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 4 in English and a grade 5 in maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed the Allied Health Professional Programme, you will have the opportunity to progress onto university, a higher apprenticeship and a career in the Allied Health industry. This could also provide access to a range of degree courses including nursing and midwifery.

This Programme could lead to a wide range of careers such as a Health Care Practitioner, Dietitian, Social Worker, Paramedic or Occupational Therapist.

Ref: Joanne Greenhalgh

What our tutors say...

"We shape the society we live in and it shapes us but how? Explore the economic, social and cultural aspects that affect our actions and the actions of those around us."

Bethany, Sociology Tutor