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A-Level Sociology including exams

This course at a glance

  • Understand key sociological concepts such as the self and identity
  • Develop an awareness of the contemporary world through a sociological focus
  • Complete this A Level in as little as 12 months
  • Allows you to progress to university-level study
  • Gain access to all course materials and exams with this course bundle

Studying your A Level

Sociology is the study of how people interact in groups. A-level Sociology examines social behaviour from a variety of perspectives, how it originates and then develops.

The course also explores the ways people are organised into groups according to distinctions such as class, gender and race.

You will also be asked to understand the concepts of culture and identity. This will include the different conceptions of culture, the self, identity and the relationship of identity to age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality etc.

The course will also challenge you to understand how the media can impact on society including representation, the presentation of news and biases.

You’ll explore the links between health, poverty, crime and welfare. This will include the distribution of wealth, the persistence of poverty and unequal social distribution. Your studies will be underpinned by sociological theory and methodologies.

This course bundle includes the three exam papers you need to get your A-level Sociology. The exams will include a broad range of topics covered in course including crime and deviance and key sociological principles.

When you have completed this A Level you will have developed sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.

Getting Started

Studying with learndirect offers you a flexible approach to learning. All our courses are online so you can study when it suits you. There are no physical classes to attend and no restrictive timetables.

You can start learning the moment you enrol. Just log in to the student portal and all your course materials and assignments will be there ready to go.

This allows you to plan out your study sessions when it suits you. And because there are no classes to attend you have more time to study. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

You will also get the benefit of a qualified course tutor. They will be available to provide advice, guidance and clarification throughout. They will also mark your assignments, providing detailed feedback on each. This allows you to progress in a structured, positive way.

Pursuing your career

An A Level in Sociology can allow you to go on to study Sociology and other Social Sciences at university. However, your desired university will have entry requirements so be sure to check the grade required in this and associated subjects.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Modules

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

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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, but a GCSE or IGCSE in this subject would be beneficial. You must complete at least 50% of the course and pass the associated assignments before you are eligible to be entered for the exams.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 2 years.

Assessment requirements

The assessment consists of written exams

Exams required

One of our exam partners will provide the exam centre and oversee the examination process.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 3 months after receiving the result.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before exams can be booked.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Tutors and Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home-educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams have examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire, High Wycombe, Taunton, Wimbledon and Belfast. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

If you decide to take the A-level exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an A Level in Sociology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sociology A-Level in the UK is an advanced level course that has traditionally been offered in the post-16 education system, typically taken by students aged 16 to 18. However, partly thanks to the flexibility of online learning, more and more people are studying A-Levels in their later years. The course itself explores the scientific study of society, human behaviour, and social institutions. The curriculum covers a range of topics such as social structures, inequality, culture, education, family, and crime, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of societal dynamics. Emphasising critical thinking and research skills, Sociology A-Level encourages students to analyse and evaluate the complexities of social issues and phenomena. Through coursework and examinations, students develop the ability to apply sociological theories and perspectives to real-world situations, fostering a nuanced understanding of the forces that shape human interactions and societies.
The perceived difficulty of Sociology A-Level varies among students, as it largely depends on individual interests and strengths. While some may find it challenging due to the need for critical analysis and a grasp of abstract sociological theories, others may thoroughly enjoy the subject because of its relevance to everyday life and its exploration of human behaviour within societal contexts. Sociology often appeals to those who are curious about understanding the complexities of social structures, cultural dynamics, and the impact of institutions on individuals. The subject allows students to engage in thought-provoking discussions, delve into contemporary social issues, and develop a deeper awareness of the world around them. For those with an interest in human interaction and a desire to explore the underlying factors that shape societies, Sociology A-Level can be a rewarding and intellectually stimulating experience.
A Sociology A-Level isn't just about understanding society, it's about unlocking your future. It hones critical thinking, research skills, and communication, making you a sought-after candidate for diverse degrees like social work, law, or even business. Graduates with sociology backgrounds often command higher salaries in fields like marketing, HR, and policy analysis. Plus, it's a springboard to impactful careers like social worker, youth worker, or even journalist, where you can directly address society's challenges. Think of it as an investment in your future: an A-Level that opens doors to exciting degrees, rewarding jobs, and, ultimately, the power to make a real difference in the world.
Yes, you can! Our online Sociology A-Level course makes it easy for you to obtain this qualification around your existing commitments and from the comfort of home.
Yes, it is. Everything you need to obtain your Sociology A-Level is included in this course package.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th April

A-Level Sociology including exams

This course at a glance

  • Understand key sociological concepts such as the self and identity
  • Develop an awareness of the contemporary world through a sociological focus
  • Complete this A Level in as little as 12 months
  • Allows you to progress to university-level study
  • Gain access to all course materials and exams with this course bundle

Studying your A Level

Sociology is the study of how people interact in groups. A-level Sociology examines social behaviour from a variety of perspectives, how it originates and then develops.

The course also explores the ways people are organised into groups according to distinctions such as class, gender and race.

You will also be asked to understand the concepts of culture and identity. This will include the different conceptions of culture, the self, identity and the relationship of identity to age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality etc.

The course will also challenge you to understand how the media can impact on society including representation, the presentation of news and biases.

You’ll explore the links between health, poverty, crime and welfare. This will include the distribution of wealth, the persistence of poverty and unequal social distribution. Your studies will be underpinned by sociological theory and methodologies.

This course bundle includes the three exam papers you need to get your A-level Sociology. The exams will include a broad range of topics covered in course including crime and deviance and key sociological principles.

When you have completed this A Level you will have developed sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world.

Getting Started

Studying with learndirect offers you a flexible approach to learning. All our courses are online so you can study when it suits you. There are no physical classes to attend and no restrictive timetables.

You can start learning the moment you enrol. Just log in to the student portal and all your course materials and assignments will be there ready to go.

This allows you to plan out your study sessions when it suits you. And because there are no classes to attend you have more time to study. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

You will also get the benefit of a qualified course tutor. They will be available to provide advice, guidance and clarification throughout. They will also mark your assignments, providing detailed feedback on each. This allows you to progress in a structured, positive way.

Pursuing your career

An A Level in Sociology can allow you to go on to study Sociology and other Social Sciences at university. However, your desired university will have entry requirements so be sure to check the grade required in this and associated subjects.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Modules

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

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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, but a GCSE or IGCSE in this subject would be beneficial. You must complete at least 50% of the course and pass the associated assignments before you are eligible to be entered for the exams.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 2 years.

Assessment requirements

The assessment consists of written exams

Exams required

One of our exam partners will provide the exam centre and oversee the examination process.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Certification Timeframe

You can expect to receive your certificate 3 months after receiving the result.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before exams can be booked.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You will be unable to book your exam until all outstanding course fees are settled in full, this includes any associated charges deemed to be payable as per your initial contract.

All courses funded via our partner Premium Credit Limited, will need to be settled with them directly.

Tutors and Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home-educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams have examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire, High Wycombe, Taunton, Wimbledon and Belfast. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

Qualifications

If you decide to take the A-level exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an A Level in Sociology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sociology A-Level in the UK is an advanced level course that has traditionally been offered in the post-16 education system, typically taken by students aged 16 to 18. However, partly thanks to the flexibility of online learning, more and more people are studying A-Levels in their later years. The course itself explores the scientific study of society, human behaviour, and social institutions. The curriculum covers a range of topics such as social structures, inequality, culture, education, family, and crime, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of societal dynamics. Emphasising critical thinking and research skills, Sociology A-Level encourages students to analyse and evaluate the complexities of social issues and phenomena. Through coursework and examinations, students develop the ability to apply sociological theories and perspectives to real-world situations, fostering a nuanced understanding of the forces that shape human interactions and societies.
The perceived difficulty of Sociology A-Level varies among students, as it largely depends on individual interests and strengths. While some may find it challenging due to the need for critical analysis and a grasp of abstract sociological theories, others may thoroughly enjoy the subject because of its relevance to everyday life and its exploration of human behaviour within societal contexts. Sociology often appeals to those who are curious about understanding the complexities of social structures, cultural dynamics, and the impact of institutions on individuals. The subject allows students to engage in thought-provoking discussions, delve into contemporary social issues, and develop a deeper awareness of the world around them. For those with an interest in human interaction and a desire to explore the underlying factors that shape societies, Sociology A-Level can be a rewarding and intellectually stimulating experience.
A Sociology A-Level isn't just about understanding society, it's about unlocking your future. It hones critical thinking, research skills, and communication, making you a sought-after candidate for diverse degrees like social work, law, or even business. Graduates with sociology backgrounds often command higher salaries in fields like marketing, HR, and policy analysis. Plus, it's a springboard to impactful careers like social worker, youth worker, or even journalist, where you can directly address society's challenges. Think of it as an investment in your future: an A-Level that opens doors to exciting degrees, rewarding jobs, and, ultimately, the power to make a real difference in the world.
Yes, you can! Our online Sociology A-Level course makes it easy for you to obtain this qualification around your existing commitments and from the comfort of home.
Yes, it is. Everything you need to obtain your Sociology A-Level is included in this course package.
OUR PASS RATE
A-Levels
96%
(National Average 81.4%)
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