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A Level Sociology (including exam)

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Overview

Key Points

  • 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 6 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.

Your exams will be at an exam centre near to you. We will aim to find you a place within 50 miles of your postcode, subject to centre capacity and exam availability. 

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.

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

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. However, GCSE grade C or above in English Language would be an advantage. You will need access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

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!

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.

Hear from our past Students

Key Points

  • 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 6 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.

Your exams will be at an exam centre near to you. We will aim to find you a place within 50 miles of your postcode, subject to centre capacity and exam availability. 

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.

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

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. However, GCSE grade C or above in English Language would be an advantage. You will need access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

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!

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.

Hear from our past Students

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