1Course Overview

A Level Sociology inc Exams

Course code: OSC1316

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  • Official AQA Sociology A Level
  • Full Course Materials
  • Full Tutor Support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam Fees Included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!

Study A Level Sociology from the comfort of your own home - without the stress of booking exams!

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course includes the examination fees needed to successfully gain your A Level Sociology qualification and those all-important UCAS points.

Our A Level courses are always updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content. 

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.

When you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies - a convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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

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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 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:

  • 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

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.Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations, which you will be able to take in May/June 2019 at the earliest.

The examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in Birmingham; 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 Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an A-Level in Sociology issued by AQA. 

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

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
  • Examination fees
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College study pack
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  • *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; we will book these exams for you. The first available examination date for this syllabus is in May/June 2019.

Please note: you will need to sit these exams in the Birmingham examination centre. 

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything is included in the cost of the course! 

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 at the Birmingham centre as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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