A-Level Sociology


Sociology A-Level covers interesting topics such as crime, cultural identity and the media, but more importantly, you will learn about the methods used to research these things,.These skills are transferable and highly sought after in the jobs market, and will also serve you in good stead if you choose to proceed to higher education.

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A-Level Sociology

  • Course code: OSC1169
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper
  • Course duration: 24 Months
  • AQA Specification Code: 7192
  • Exam Fees are not included

Entry requirements: Ideally you will have a reasonable GCSE or O Level grade in Sociology as the concepts in the A-Level Sociology course will follow on from some of the knowledge you will have gained. However, this is not always essential.


This A-Level Sociology specification is designed to enable candidates to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines
  • Develop your knowledge in interesting topics of crime, cultural and identity, taking an analytical approach to address these key issues.
Course Content

AQA Specification Code: 7192

AQA have split this content into compulsory content and optional content. The optional content means you will have a choice about which subject from this group of topics you will answer a question on in the exam.


  • 4.1.1 Education
  • 4.1.2 Methods in context
  • 4.1.3 Theory and methods


  • 4.3.1 Crime and Deviance
  • 4.3.2 Theory and Methods



  • 4.2.1 Culture and Identity
  • 4.2.2 Families and Households
  • 4.2.3 Health
  • 4.2.4 Work, Poverty and Welfare


  • 4.2.5 Beliefs in Society
  • 4.2.6 Global Development
  • 4.2.7 The Media
  • 4.2.8 Stratification and Differentiation
Qualification Information

To achieve the full Sociology A-Level qualification you will be assessed across the above topics. All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessed: Content from topics 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short answers and extended writing

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessed: Content from topics:
    • – 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
  • Assessment format: Extended writing

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 80
  • Assessed: Content from topics: 4.3.1 and 4.3.2
  • Assessment format: short answers and extended writing


Upon successful completion of the examinations you will receive an A-Level in Sociology (AS/A2) issued by AQA. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the best suited to distance learning.

Method of Study

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

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.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs).

You will also need to take the standard A-Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. The examinations run on specific dates, which can be obtained by visiting the AQA website. You will be required to book these examinations yourself, but we can provide a list of over 400 A-Level test centres around the country to help with this.

Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive the AQA accredited A-Level in Sociology

Course Length Information
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Additional information

Study Method

Paper Manual, Online

Paper based courses are only available for UK deliveries. Online courses are available for UK and International students. Dismiss