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  • A-Level Sociology (Last Exam 2016)

    A Level Sociology is a brilliant choice for those interested in understanding more about society and how it functions. Whether you are looking to study Sociology at university level or you are just interested in the field this is a great choice for you.

    • Course Description

      A Level Sociology

      Course code: HSAL14

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: AQA A Level Sociology

      Awarding body: AQA

      A Level Sociology is a brilliant choice for those interested in understanding more about society and how it functions.

      Whether you are looking to study sociology at university level or you are just interested in the field this is a great choice for you.

      As well as exploring interesting themes like education and health you will also develop your critical reasoning skills.

    • Sociology course overview

      This A Level in Sociology covers interesting subjects like culture and identity, families and households, education, health, global development, mass media and crime and deviance. You will also get a thorough overview of sociological research methods.

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

      Skills gained

      • Socialisation, culture and identity.
      • Social differentiation, power and stratification.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 4 units:

      AS Level

      Unit 1: SCLY 1 Culture and identity; families and households, wealth poverty and welfare

      Written examination: 1 hour

      Unit 2: SCLY 2 Education, Health, Sociological Methods

      Written examination: 2 hours

      A2 Level

      Unit 3: SCLY 3 Beliefs in society, global development, mass media, power and politics

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Unit 4: SCLY 4 Crime and deviance, stratification and differentiation, theory and methods

      Written examination: 2 hours

      Course content

      Unit 1: Culture and Identity

      Module 1: Culture and identity

      Module 2: Families and households

      Module 3: Wealth, poverty and welfare

      Unit 2: Education

      Module 1: Education

      Module 2: Health

      Module 3: Sociological research methods

      Unit 3: Beliefs in society

      Module 1: Beliefs in society

      Module 2: Global development

      Module 3: Mass media

      Module 4: Power and politics

      Unit 4: Crime and deviance

      Module 1: Crime and deviance

      Module 2: Stratification and differentiation

      Module 3: Theory and methods

      Recommended reading

      AQA Sociology AS

      Newbold, Nelson Thornes

      ISBN: 978-0748798308

      AQA Sociology A2

      Mark Peace, Nelson Thornes

      ISBN: 978-0748798322


      The AQA A Level Sociology qualification is gained once all 4 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. The first two exams make up the AS Level, the next two exams comprise the A2 Level and together they form the A Level. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently available in paper-based format, therefore, you will receive the full course materials as well as a useful study guide.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      Tutor support

      Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months.However the last exam for this course is in 2016.

      They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Paper Based

      If the course you have bought is paper based it will be despatched the next working day. You will receive a tracking email and a text with a 1 hour delivery slot.

      What do I do next?

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      Everyone at LIMT wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

      Good luck!