Course Code A2ASOC
Level 3
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Course Description

DURATION: 1 year intensive, 6 hours per week (1 evening in class + 1 evening online)


This one year intensive Sociology A level will allow you to focus on contemporary society and develop a critical understanding of society by examining some of the most significant institutions within the social structure.  You will be encouraged to develop your own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.  Sociology is a stimulating and relevant subject, offering students the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills.

The specifications have been designed to encourage you to:

·         acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes

·         appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate

·         understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process

·         develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society

·         develop a lifelong interest in social issues.


The central aim of the A Level in Sociology is to examine relationships and inequalities between people and the effects of the social, economic and political influences may have on them. 



At least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above as defined in the Admissions Policy, including GCSE English Language grade C or above.


Sociology is useful for a range of occupations such as social work, nursing and paramedical work, market research, housing management, journalism, police and social services.


Henry McCloy


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Location Day Time Weeks Start Date Fees
Killylea Road Yr 1 Armagh Campus-3402 Sep 2019£306 (Course)
£153 (Concession)
Killylea Road Yr 1 Armagh Campus -1720 Jan 2020£184 (Course)
£92 (Concession)

Concession Fee is applicable to students who are receipt of any of the following benefits: Guaranteed Pension Credit / Housing Benefit (Rates Rebate) or Rate Relief/ Working Tax Credit (where household income is £16,190 or below/ In-come based Employment and Support Allowance Income Support/ In-come based Jobseekers Allowance/ Republic of Ireland means tested benefit. All exam/material fees must be paid in addition to the concession fee.

Registration, materials and certificate fees (subject to charge by the awarding body) are payable where shown at enrolment. All courses are subject to satisfactory enrolment numbers being achieved and sustained throughout the year. A student will be offered a refund of fees where a course is cancelled by the College or where a student does not attend their course of study. However, a £20 administrative fee will be imposed on a student who is unable to attend a course and does not give the College a minimum of 5 working days' notice before the course commences. A refund is not available to anyone who leaves a course after making one or more attendances.