A-Level Sociology

Our course code: X916

Course fee: £695 or from £52 per month

Enrol on this course

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. A-level sociology is a complex and interesting subject that consists of many different challenges, including confrontation and controversial ideas.

A-level 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 and it encompasses important but less popular 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 A-level course will present you with various sociological theories and ask you to draw on your own experience and background knowledge as well as what you learn in the course to test their validity and accuracy. You will gain an understanding of the importance of theoretical and conceptual issues in the sociological debate. 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 and environmental science and the newer sports and health sciences. Sociology is one of the most popular subjects studied today. A-Levels are qualifications that count.

A-levels are the gold standard for education in the UK, recognised by universities and employers alike as a mark of significant achievement. Having an A-level demonstrates a thorough understanding of a subject, will boost your career prospects and will open up new opportunities for you. This A-Level Sociology course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success.

You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.

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 (work as quickly as you like)
  • Administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, 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, e-books, and online quizzes.

Course Duration

You can enrol today but this course starts on 07/10/20. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge (our online platform) before this date but won’t be able to access the learning materials until the course officially starts.

You will benefit from our unlimited tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Assessment

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2020.

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 Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 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 gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Sociology, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

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: The sociology of education and schools
  • Introduction to sociology
  • Sociological perspectives on education
  • School relationships and processes
  • School subcultures
2: Educational achievement
  • Class and educational achievement
  • Gender and educational achievement
  • Ethnicity and educational achievement
  • Educational policies
  • Methods in context
3: Sociological research methods
  • The relationship between theory and methods
  • Planning research
  • Secondary data sources
  • Research methods for quantitative data
  • Research methods for qualitative data
4: The sociology of families and households
  • Sociological perspectives on the family
  • Politics, social policy and the family
  • Changing families
5: Childhood gender and demographic change
  • Gender roles and power
  • Childhood
  • Demographic change and the family
6: Beliefs in society 1
  • Religion, science and ideology
  • Religion as a force for social stability
  • Religion as a force for social change
  • Religious organisations
7: Beliefs in society 2
  • New religious movements
  • Gender, feminism and religion
  • Religion, ethnicity, age and class
  • Secularisation
8: Crime and deviance 1
  • Social control, deviance and crime
  • Radical criminology
  • Labelling theory
  • Crime statistics
9: Crime and deviance 2
  • Ethnicity, gender and crime
  • Social class and crime
  • Crime in a global world
  • The criminal justice system
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details. Yes, there are set texts that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) Sociology for AQA, Vol. 1: AS and 1st-Year A Level, K Browne, Polity Press 2015. (2) Sociology for AQA, Vol. 2: 2nd-Year A Level, K Browne, Polity Press 2016.

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 which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. 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. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

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.

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

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.