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A Level Sociology

Course code: OSC1295

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  • Fully recognised AQA Sociology A Level
  • Earn up to 56 UCAS points
  • Exactly the same course as sixth form or college
  • Exams not included with this option
  • Learn how media, religion and education impacts society
  • Understand social interaction and analyse impacts of different environments
  • Open up jobs in social work, media or civil service
  • Study online or from course pack
  • Learn at your own pace, in your own environment

'The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.' - Pierre Bourdieu

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.

If you need to add on your exams, take a look at our option with exams included:

A Level Sociology inc Exams

 

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Course Content

Your Qualification

When you successfully complete this course and the exams you'll be awarded with a recognised AQA A Level in Sociology

For your reference, the AQA Specification Code is 7192

 

Course Content

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 Education with Theory and Methods
  • 4.1.1 Education
  • 4.1.2 Methods in context
  • 4.1.3 Theory and methods
4.3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
  • 4.3.1 Crime and Deviance
  • 4.3.2 Theory and Methods
Optional Content: 4.2 Topics in Sociology
Option 1:
  • 4.2.1 Culture and Identity
  • 4.2.2 Families and Households
  • 4.2.3 Health
  • 4.2.4 Work, Poverty and Welfare
Option 2:
  • 4.2.5 Beliefs in Society
  • 4.2.6 Global Development
  • 4.2.7 The Media
  • 4.2.8 Stratification and Differentiation
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Assessment

To achieve the full Sociology A Level qualification you must take the exams. With this option, you will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

To include your exams, see our A Level Sociology inc Exams

All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations.

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

This course contains your coursework only.

Course Duration

You will have 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.

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 Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course 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.

QA Higher Education partner with Middlesex University, Northumbria University, Solent University, Ulster University and the University of Roehampton to provide a variety of courses ranging from level 4 foundation programmes to level 6 undergraduate and level 7 postgraduate degrees.

With teaching centres located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, and several intakes a year, students can go on to study higher education without waiting for September to roll around and without having to move away from home.

Each qualification is designed to support your career progression, with the choice of subjects ranging from business to computing, accounting to events management and cyber security to digital marketing.

For more information about QA Higher Education, go to their website. Or alternatively, speak to a member of our team on 03300 563100.

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Is this the same qualification as an A Level from a school or college?

Yes! You study the same coursework, 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.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

Ideally you will have a reasonable GCSE or O Level 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 always essential.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Free CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Free TOTUM discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen with highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook

* Not included with the online study option

Is there a required reading list?

There is no required reading for this A-level. However you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.

Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, you will need to take the standard A-Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The examinations run on specific dates which can be obtained by visiting the AQA website

Alternatively see our A Level Socioloy inc Exams, where we will book the exams for you!

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to pay a fee to the examination centre of your choice and your exam when taking the A-Level exams.

What if I live outside the UK?

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.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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.

What if I still have questions?

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 Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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