ALevels Humanities Career

Start Date
Course Course
A Levels
City Campus

About this Course

This is a Social Science Pathway consisting of 3 A levels. Choose one core subject from History, Geography, A Level Psychology, BTEC Psychology, Sociology. Your second and third subjects can be one of the following: English Language, English Literature, A Level Psychology, BTEC Psychology, History, Geography, Politics, Sociology, Business, Film.

Key Units

This is a Social Science Pathway consisting of 3 A levels.

Choose one core subject:
  • History
  • Geography
  • A Level Psychology
  • BTEC Psychology
  • Sociology
And your second and third subjects from the list below:
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • A Level Psychology
  • BTEC Psychology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Business
  • Film

Geography is a subject that seeks to understand the earth and the effects that human activity is increasingly having on it. This A Level will particularly appeal to you if you like asking questions and finding answers. You will learn to think independently so that you can understand geographical issues from a variety of viewpoints. You will also learn that there is rarely a single correct answer in this subject! Geography is a very visual subject and so a wide range of materials will be used, ranging from maps and photographic images to websites and DVDs. Recent geographical events will be incorporated into the course and students will be encouraged to follow them on the news.

Our History A Level focuses on British and European history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through this we aim to stimulate your interest in the past and your appreciation of the importance of history in the contemporary world. We also aim to develop your understanding of the controversial nature of history and your skills of historical enquiry.

Sociology is one of the social sciences and, like history and psychology, tries to understand human behaviour in the wider context of society. Sociology particularly concerns the study of social life, offering different explanations and evidence for what affects our social behaviour. Sociologists are also interested in the historical development of societies.

Psychology is one of the social sciences, and is the study of human behaviour and experience. It is about studying people, why we think and behave in the way that we do, and how we develop. During this A Level course you will learn about how how our behaviour is influenced by other people and external stimuli such as stress, how psychology is employed by the media and psycho pathology. You'll also study and explore different research methods and how to apply these to psychological experiments.

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Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements for 3 A levels:

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths.

Please see individual A level entry requirements here:


A levels are assessed by written exams at the end of the two-year study period.

Where does this Lead

Potential progression routes include:

  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Marketing
  • Teacher
  • Social worker
  • Police Officer
  • Public Service
  • Public Administrator
  • Water resource or coastal management
  • Town planning
  • Conservation
  • Recreation management
  • G.I.S. designer (maps on computers)

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