A Level Sociology

Course codes: OSC1295 / OSC1316
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Take our A Level Sociology course and discover a range of interesting topics from crime, culture and identity and beliefs in society, whilst taking an analytical approach to address these key issues...

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Official AQA Sociology A Level
  • Develop your knowledge in interesting topics of crime, cultural and identity, taking an analytical approach to address these key issues
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees can be included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

Ever wandered what impacts society and the social world around us? Or interested in studying a social science in higher education?

Explore different social causes and consequences of the society that surrounds us and others and take our Sociology A Level.

Understand the people and world around us. Discover how social situations influence the media, religion and our education.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive your AQA A Level in Sociology (you must take the A Level exams to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams.

Course Content

AQA Specification Code: 7192

AQA have split this content into compulsory content and optional content. The optional content means you will have a choice about which subject from this group of topics you will answer a question on in the exam.  

  • 4.1.1 Education
  • 4.1.2 Methods in context
  • 4.1.3 Theory and methods
  • 4.3.1 Crime and Deviance
  • 4.3.2 Theory and Methods
  • 4.2.1 Culture and Identity
  • 4.2.2 Families and Households
  • 4.2.3 Health
  • 4.2.4 Work, Poverty and Welfare
  • 4.2.5 Beliefs in Society
  • 4.2.6 Global Development
  • 4.2.7 The Media
  • 4.2.8 Stratification and Differentiation
Extra Info

Assessment

To achieve the full Sociology A Level qualification you will be assessed across the above topics. All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Course Duration

You will have up to 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines. Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations, which take place on certain dates of the year.

If you add on your exams, the examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in Birmingham or Macclesfield; we will book these for you when you feel you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A-Level in Sociology by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent via email or by post, you choose. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the exams, you will receive an A-Level in Sociology issued by AQA.

Thinking of Going to University?

Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK.

Exam details

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessed: Content from topics 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short answers and extended writing
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessed: Content from topics:
    • Section A: one from option 1: 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3 or 4.2.4
    • Section B: one from option 2: 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7 or 4.2.8
  • Assessment format: Extended writing
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessed: Content from topics: 4.3.1 and 4.3.2
  • Assessment format: short answers and extended writing
Q&As

Yes! You take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

Ideally, you will have a reasonable GCSE grade in Sociology as the concepts in the A Level Sociology course will follow on from some of the knowledge you will have gained. However, this is not essential.

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  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
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  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College study pack

* Not included with the online study option

There is no required reading for this A Level, however you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. If you add these on, we will book these exams for you. 

Please note, if you add on exams with us, you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham or Macclesfield examination centre.

No, all costs are included within the price! If you don’t add on the exams, you will need to book and pay for these separately. You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional. 

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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