Develop transferable skills including; qualitative and quantitative research, data collection and analysis, as well as more general valuable skills for the job market or further academic studies


A Level Sociology

Course code: 7192

Delivery method: Classroom / Online and Paper based

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: AQA A Level Sociology

Awarding body: AQA

Sociology is the study of people and society and this A-Level is a fascinating introduction to the subject.

You will develop transferable skills including qualitative and quantitative research as well as data collection and analysis, as well as more general academic skills.

You will find this engaging A-Level will build valuable skills for the job market as well as academic studies.

Overview / Skills

During this A-Level Sociology course you will education, crime and deviance, culture and identity as well as beliefs in society and global development.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA) you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A-Level Sociology.

This course reflects ‘Integral Elements’ and ‘Core Themes’ as defined by the AQA.

Integral Elements:

  • Sociological theories, perspectives and methods

  • The design of the research used to obtain data under consideration, including its strengths and limitation

Links between areas studied should be drawn out.

Core Themes:

Students must study the following:

  • Socialisation, culture and identity

  • Social differentiation, power and stratification

The themes should be understood and applied to a particular substantive area of Sociology. These themes should be interpreted broadly as threads running through many areas of social life.

In addition student must understand the significance of conflict and consensus, social structure as social action and the role of ‘values’.

Course outline

You must sit three examinations and submit a piece of coursework:

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods (4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3)

50 marks = Education: short answer and extended writing

20 marks = Methods in Context: Extended writing

10 marks = Theory and methods: Extended writing

Exam length: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-Level

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

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

Section A: 40 marks, extended writing

Section B: 40 marks, extended writing

Exam length: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-Level




Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory Methods

50 marks = Crime and Deviance: Short answer and extended writing

30 marks = Theory Methods: Extended writing

Exam length: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-Level