A-Level Sociology

£695.00

This A-Level Sociology course is both complex and interesting. It is for people who enjoy lively pragmatic debates, and for people who work well with others. Sociology tackles confrontational and controversial ideas and topics, and broadens the understanding of society as a ‘force’.

A Sociology A-Level is highly attractive to universities and employers as the skills developed through the teaching of this course are highly transferable. This course is perfect for those who are looking to work in Welfare Services, Criminal Justice and Counselling.

SKU: X916 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Awarding Body

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

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.

Assignments
During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of 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 Content

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

Entry Requirements

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

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

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

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