A Level Sociology

Course codes: OSC1295 / OSC1316
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels. Take our A Level Sociology course and earn up to 56 UCAS points...

  • Official AQA Sociology A Level
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Enrol today and start your studies straight away
  • Develop your knowledge in interesting topics of crime, cultural and identity, taking an analytical approach to address these key issues
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Choose to include exams and save up to £400*
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Course overview

Ever wondered what impacts society and the social world around us? Or interested in studying 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.  

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?

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

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
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