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A' Level Sociology Course

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Instalment plan: 115 deposit, then 4 monthly payments of 60


A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future

Course Description

This A' Level Sociology Course will help you make sense of the society we live in and understand the culture and identity issues which affect us all. You will learn a number of skills including the use of evidence to support your arguements, how to investigate facts, and critical thinking. It is relevant to the society you live in so you are bound to enjoy learning about topics that are relevant to everyday life; plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

What makes us unique when delivering your A Level specification?

At Learn Now, we treat our students as individuals not numbers. Not everyone works at the same pace or needs the same level of assistance and your Tutor will ensure that you receive as much help as is required. We wont just provide you with your course materials and leave you to get on with it; your course will be tailored to your needs. We have a resource bank full of useful aids and ideas to help you make the most of your studies and give you the best possible chance of success.

Please note A Levels are changing over the next few years, click here for more information.

This A' Level Sociology course forms part of the new linear qualifications. This means that students will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.

AS levels will become decoupled from A' Levels; this means that they will both become entirely separate qualifications. You will no longer be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A' Level qualification and you will sit either AS or A' Level exams.

What can you do with A' Level Sociology

Students in the past have progressed onto the following degree courses:-

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • English studies
  • Business studies
  • Law
  • Teaching.

Studying A' Level Sociology at University gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:-

  • Social work
  • Human resources
  • Advertising
  • Policing
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Teaching.
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Modules

AS Level

Papers 1 and 2 will cover content from the following options:-

The role and functions of the education system
Differential educational achievement of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity in contemporary society
Relationships and processes within schools
The significance of educational policies.
Apply sociological research methods to the study of education.
Quantitative and qualitative methods of research
Sources of data
The distinction between primary and secondary data
The relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods
The theoretical, practical and ethical considerations influencing choice of topic, choice of method(s) and the conduct of research.
The relationship of the family to the social structure and social change
Changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce, childbearing and the life course
Gender roles, domestic labour and power relationships within the family in contemporary society
The nature of childhood, and changes in the status of children in the family and society
Demographic trends in the United Kingdom since 1900

AS level consists of two 1 hour 30 minute examinations each totalling 50% of the overall AS Level grade.

Full A' Level

All three papers will cover certain content from the list below:-

The role and functions of the education system
Differential educational achievement of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity in contemporary society
Relationships and processes within schools
The significance of educational policies.
Apply sociological research methods to the study of education.
Quantitative and qualitative methods of research
The distinction between primary and secondary data, and between quantitative and qualitative data
The relationship between positivism, interpretivism and sociological methods
The theoretical, practical and ethical considerations influencing choice of topic, choice of method(s) and the conduct of research
consensus, conflict, structural and social action theories
The concepts of modernity and post-modernity in relation to sociological theory
The nature of science and the extent to which Sociology can be regarded as scientific
The relationship between theory and methods
Debates about subjectivity, objectivity and value freedom
The relationship between Sociology and social policy.
Crime, deviance, social order and social control
The social distribution of crime and deviance by ethnicity, gender and social class, including recent patterns and trends in crime
Globalisation and crime in contemporary society; the media and crime; green crime; human rights and state crimes
Crime control, surveillance, prevention and punishment, victims, and the role of the criminal justice system and other agencies.
The relationship of the family to the social structure and social change
Changing patterns of marriage, cohabitation, separation, divorce, childbearing and the life course, including the sociology of personal life, and the diversity of contemporary family and household structures
Gender roles, domestic labour and power relationships within the family in contemporary society
The nature of childhood, and changes in the status of children in the family and society demographic trends in the United Kingdom since 1900.
Ideology, science and religion, including both Christian and non-Christian religious traditions
The relationship between social change and social stability, and religious beliefs, practices and organisations
Religious organisations
The relationship between different social groups and religious/spiritual organisations and movements, beliefs and practices
The significance of religion and religiosity in the contemporary world.

Previous Knowledge Required

It is recommended that students should be educated to a GCSE Grade C or equivalent and have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Support

You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 24 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations/practicals at an AQA approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan. The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


Course

Payment Method

Initial Payment

Monthly Instalment

Total Payable

Full A' Level

Pay in Full

£295.00

Nil

£295.00

Full A' Level

Instalment Option

£115.00

£60.00 x 4 months

£355.00

AS Level

Pay in Full

£249.00

Nil

£249.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

AQA - The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA's primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.

Specification code

A' Level Sociology AQA: 7192
AS Level Sociology AQA: 7191




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