What you will learn
Unit 1 - Integral elements of sociology
- Social action and interactionist approaches
- Postmodernism and The New Right Perspective
- Socialisation, culture, and identity
- Social differentiation, power and stratification
Unit 2 - Education with methods in context
- The role and function of the education system
- Consensus vs conflict theories
- The hidden curriculum
- The significance of education policy
- The marketisation of education
- The privatisation of education
- Relationships and processes within schools
Unit 3 - Families and households
- Social differentiation
- Reasons for family diversity
- Social policy
- Theoretical approaches to family structure
- Post-modern approach to the family
- The nature of childhood
- Demographic trends
Unit 4 - Theories and methods
- Evaluating observation as a research method
- Questionnaires/ social surveys
- Research design
- Types of data
- The sampling process
- Defining the media
- The role of media professionals
- The new media
- The relationship between ownership and control of the media
- The media, globalisation and popular culture
- The processes of selection and presentation of the content of the news
- Media representations of age, social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability
- The relationship between the media, their content and presentation, and audiences.
- Hypodermic Syringe Model
- Cultural effects model
- Two-step flow model
- Selective filter model
- Reception analysis model
Unit 6 - Crime and deviance
- Crime, deviance, social order and social control
- Our perceptions of crime
- The social distribution of crime and deviance
- Globalisation and crime
- Crime control, surveillance, prevention and punishment, victims, and the role of the criminal justice system and other agencies.
Preparing for exam papers
Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods. Written exam: 2 hours 80 marks 33.3% of A-level.
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology. Written exam: 2 hours 80 marks 33.3% of A-level.
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. Written exam: 2 hours 80 marks 33.3% of A-level.
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Recognised through UCAS
This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.
Upon successfully completing this home learning course, you will receive the qualification: AQA A-level Sociology, issued by AQA. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.
This syllabus (7192) has been chosen specifically by Oxbridge it is the best suited to online learning and we believe it provides the best chance of success.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for AQA Sociology A-level examinations for Summer 2024.
You will be required to complete the three written exams:
- Paper 1: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 80 marks.
- Paper 2: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 80 marks.
- Paper 3: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 80 marks.
A GCSE or equivalent in English, history is recommended before starting this course. This A-level Sociology syllabus is a difficulty level three: an A-level or BTEC equivalent difficulty, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.