A-Level Sociology

Our course code: X916

Course fee £695 or from £52 per month

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A-Level Sociology is ‘the’ course for students who enjoy working with others and having lively, knowledgeable debates on different social subjects. A-Level Sociology will give you a better understanding of society as a force. Sociology is a complex and interesting subject that consists of many different challenges, including confrontation and controversial ideas.

This A-Level qualification is becoming increasingly popular among students who want a better understanding of the social world, encompassing important subjects such as philosophy and ethics. A-Level Sociology is recognised by top universities and employers, with value on the skills and personal attributes sociology develops within the student. This online course will present you with various sociological theories and ask you to draw on your own experience and background knowledge as well the topics covered in this course to test their validity and accuracy. You will also look at your own personal identity, roles, and responsibilities within society.

As well as being an academic subject in its own right, sociology forms part of many other programmes such as business studies, medical training, geography, environmental science and sports and health sciences. Having an A-Level in Socioloy demonstrates a thorough understanding of a subject, will boost your career prospects and will open up new opportunities for you. A-Levels are the gold standard for education in the UK, recognised by universities and employers alike as a mark of significant achievement.

This home study course follows the new AQA A-Level Sociology syllabus and has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time and space. You’ll have unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for the exam. You’ll also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you sit your final A-Level examinations in the UK.

You will benefit from:

  • A brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (for exams in 2022)
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited Tutor Support- we’ll help you write a study plan and support you throughout
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

A-level Sociology is ‘the’ course for students who enjoy working with others and having lively, knowledgeable debates on different social subjects.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X916
  • Qualification code: 7192

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Course Duration

Your course will run for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. You will receive your login details to our MyOxbridge portal where your learning materials will be accessible.


You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.

Official exams

  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.

We also offer an exam pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you for free, to your next exams.


During your course, you’ll complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Sociology, issued by AQA. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

This syllabus has been chosen specifically by Oxbridge it is the best suited to online learning, and we believe it provides the best chance of success.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - A GCSE or equivalent in English, history or a social science is recommended before starting this course.

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

1: Integral elements of sociology

In the opening unit, you’ll begin by looking at some of the most important sociological theories, perspectives, and methods. Then, you’ll study socialisation, culture, and identity, focusing on topics such as primary and secondary socialisation. Moving on, you’ll discover the key terms that define how we identify ourselves individually and socially.

2: Education with methods in context

Now, you’ll discover why sociologists are interested in education, taking a close look at how educational institutions are structured, how education plays a part in the process of socialisation, and how aspects of education can be impacted by factors such as class structure and the economy.

3: Families and households

Moving on, you’ll take a look at the definitions of different types of families, such as nuclear and blended. You’ll discover the reasons for family diversity, and how social policy can play a role in family life. Next, you’ll study some theoretical approaches to family structure, examining perspectives such as Marxism and feminism. You’ll also take a look at the nature of childhood, and how this has been affected by changing demographic trends.

4: Theories and methods

Sociologists provide insights into the social world by conducting research. To conduct research, they need to use a vast array of research methods. Conducting research enable Sociologists to produce more in-depth and credible knowledge about the social world we live in. This knowledge is founded on evidence-based research and extends further than personal opinions. This module will give you a detailed insight into research methods, as well as different types of data.

5: The media

Next, you’ll be examining the role of the media in contemporary society, as well as the relationship between ownership and control of the media. You’ll examine globilisation, popular culture, and the role the media plays in both, as well as representations of age, social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability.

6: Crime and deviance

Here, you’ll study crime, deviance, social order, and social control. You’ll take a look at the social distribution of criminal behaviour by ethnicity, gender, and social class, examining trends and patterns. You’ll study crime control, surveillance, prevention, and punishment, along with the role of the criminal justice system and other agencies.

7: Preparing for exam papers

Finally, you’ll recap your knowledge, and make sure you’re fully prepared for your exams. You’ll also complete three practise papers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.

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Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).