1Course Overview

A Level Sociology

Course code: OSC1295

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  • Official AQA Sociology A Level
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees not included - to include exams see our A Level Sociology inc Exams

Study A Level Sociology from home – your route to academic success!

This new A Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content. You will be responsible for booking your exams.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with
  • Develop your knowledge in interesting topics of crime, cultural and identity, taking an analytical approach to address these key issues

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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. 

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.

Find out how A Level student, Christian, has found studying his A Level with us

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2Course Content

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 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
3Other Information

Assessment

To achieve the full Sociology A Level qualification you must take the exams. 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.

All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the exams is provided below:

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

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. 

4Q&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 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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