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Sociology is the study of people and society and this A-Level is a fascinating introduction to the subject. You will develop transferable skills including qualitative and quantitative research as well as data collection and analysis, as well as more general academic skills. You will find this engaging A-Level will build valuable skills for the job market as well as academic studies.

Our A Level Sociology E-Book offers an interactive learning experience to guide you through the A Level specification. You can also choose to add two years’ tutoring support for only £35.

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Description

A Level Sociology

Exam code: 7192

Delivery method: Online and Paper based

A  Level duration: 360 hours and 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: AQA A Level Sociology

Awarding body: AQA

Sociology is the study of people and society and this A-Level is a fascinating introduction to the subject.

You will develop transferable skills including qualitative and quantitative research as well as data collection and analysis, as well as more general academic skills.

You will find this engaging A-Level will build valuable skills for the job market as well as academic studies.

UK Exam Centres

A Level Sociology online course

A Level Sociology Overview

During the A Level Sociology you will explore education, crime and deviance, culture and identity as well as beliefs in society and global development.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA) you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A-Level Sociology.

A Level Sociology Outline

You must sit three examinations 

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods (4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3)

Questions:

50 marks = Education: short answer and extended writing

20 marks = Methods in Context: Extended writing

10 marks = Theory and methods: Extended writing

Exam length: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-Level

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

Questions:

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

Section A: 40 marks, extended writing

Section B: 40 marks, extended writing

Exam length: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-Level

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory Methods

Questions:

50 marks = Crime and Deviance: Short answer and extended writing

30 marks = Theory Methods: Extended writing

Exam length: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-Level

A Level Sociology Content

Compulsory Content

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

Skills gained

The A Level reflects ‘Integral Elements’ and ‘Core Themes’ as defined by the AQA.

Integral Elements:

  • Sociological theories, perspectives and methods
  • The design of the research used to obtain data under consideration, including its strengths and limitation

Links between areas studied should be drawn out.

Core Themes:

Students must study the following:

  • Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Social differentiation, power and stratification

The themes should be understood and applied to a particular substantive area of Sociology. These themes should be interpreted broadly as threads running through many areas of social life.

In addition student must understand the significance of conflict and consensus, social structure as social action and the role of ‘values’.

Assessment

The AQA A Level Sociology qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed.

These exams are administered by the AQA. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.  Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.

UK Exam Centres

In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.

All e-books contain a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information.

Method of study

Online 

The content is all online and accessed via our Learning Management System (LMS).

The online e-book has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

With the tutor support option there are Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

Tutor support

We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our A Level e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

How quickly can I complete the A Level?

You can complete your A Level as quickly or slowly within the two years as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 360 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for A Level Sociology  are available in May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to sit the exams over the two years.

Additional information

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How do I get my e-book and tuition?

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If the A Level or GCSE you have bought is delivered online you will receive your login details by 2pm the next working day.

What do I do next?

All the information you need will be included in your study guide which will be emailed to you. Once you have your login you will be good to go!

Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

Good luck!

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