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Sociology A Level

/ AQA A Level / UOL37

The Sociology A-Level course aims to give you some fundamental and lasting insights into how human societies are constructed and how they influence our beliefs and daily lives.

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WAS £480.00

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course duration: 360 hrs

study type: paper

Course Description

Do you need an A Level to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year.

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level course in Sociology gives learners the valuable skills to pursue a career, or further education in sociology, studying issues such as crime, cultural identity and the media.

In each topic area, learners will investigate sociological theories, perspectives and methods. Students will also be required to look at how to design research to gather data, and be able to determine the strengths and limitations.

Throughout the course, students will gain a deeper understanding of two core themes:
- Socialisation, culture and identity
- Social differentiation, power and stratification

Additionally, the themes of conflict and consensus, social structure and action and the role of ‘values’ will be studied.

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

Modules

This A Level Sociology course reflects the type of content that will feature in the end of year exams. The content has been split into ‘compulsory content’, which will definitely be on the exam, and ‘optional content’. You will be given a choice of question based on the ‘optional content’ whilst sitting the exam.

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

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required for this course. We do recommend that learners have a good level of English and Numeracy skills.

Assessment

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

Assessment details:
- 2 hour examination
- 80 marks
- 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
Compulsory content from 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

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

Assessment details:
- 2 hour examination
- 80 marks
- 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
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

Questions:
40 marks = Section A: extended writing
40 marks = Section B: extended writing 

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Assessment Details:
- 2 hour examination
- 80 marks
- 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
Compulsory content from 4.3.1 and 4.3.2

Questions:
50 marks = Crime and Deviance: short answer and extended writing
30 marks = Theory and Methods: extended writing 

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Support

- The course comes to you as a paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

course description

Course Description

Do you need an A Level to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year.

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level course in Sociology gives learners the valuable skills to pursue a career, or further education in sociology, studying issues such as crime, cultural identity and the media.

In each topic area, learners will investigate sociological theories, perspectives and methods. Students will also be required to look at how to design research to gather data, and be able to determine the strengths and limitations.

Throughout the course, students will gain a deeper understanding of two core themes:
- Socialisation, culture and identity
- Social differentiation, power and stratification

Additionally, the themes of conflict and consensus, social structure and action and the role of ‘values’ will be studied.

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required for this course. We do recommend that learners have a good level of English and Numeracy skills.

assessment

Assessment

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

Assessment details:
- 2 hour examination
- 80 marks
- 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
Compulsory content from 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

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

Assessment details:
- 2 hour examination
- 80 marks
- 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
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

Questions:
40 marks = Section A: extended writing
40 marks = Section B: extended writing 

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Assessment Details:
- 2 hour examination
- 80 marks
- 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
Compulsory content from 4.3.1 and 4.3.2

Questions:
50 marks = Crime and Deviance: short answer and extended writing
30 marks = Theory and Methods: extended writing 

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

support

Support

- The course comes to you as a paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

modules

Modules

This A Level Sociology course reflects the type of content that will feature in the end of year exams. The content has been split into ‘compulsory content’, which will definitely be on the exam, and ‘optional content’. You will be given a choice of question based on the ‘optional content’ whilst sitting the exam.

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

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.