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A Level Sociology Distance Learning Course

A Level Sociology Distance Learning Course

[ UALV18-2015 ]

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Course Description


ABOUT THIS COURSE
This distance learning A Level Sociology course has been designed to the latest specifications. The first available exam dates for this version of the AQA Sociology A Level are in June 2017.Sociology is a great A Level subject because the knowledge and skills you can learn are often transferable to other areas of study. This course covers some really interesting topics, like crime, cultural identity and the media. But, more importantly, you will learn about the methods used to study these things, like qualitative and quantitative research, data collection and analysis, as well as more general aspects of academic practice. All of these skills are highly sought after in the jobs market, and will also serve you in good stead if you choose to proceed to higher education.

COURSE DETAILS
  • Course Length - 24 Months
  • Award Received - AQA A Level Sociology
  • Course Code: UALV18-2915

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course has been designed to reflect the 'Integral Elements' and 'Core Themes' of the latest Sociology A Level specifications, as defined by AQA. These are as follows:

Integral Elements
All the following must be an integral part of the study of each topic area:
  • Sociological theories, perspectives and methods
  • The design of the research used to obtain data under consideration, including its strengths and limitations
Attention must be given to drawing out the links between topic areas studied

Core Themes
Students must study the following two core themes:
  • Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Social differentiation, power and stratification
The themes should be understood and applied to particular substantive areas of Sociology. These themes are to be interpreted broadly as threads running through many areas of social life and should not therefore be regarded as discrete topics.

In addition, students must understand the significance of conflict and consensus, social structure and social action, and the role of 'values'.

COURSE CONTENT
This distance learning course is designed to reflect the subject content you will encounter in the AQA A Level exams. AQA has split this content into 'compulsory content', which you will definitely encounter, and 'optional content'. The optional content means you will have a choice about which items from this group of topics you will answer a question on in the exam. See below for details:

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 Content
  • 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

QUALIFICATION INFORMATION
AQA A Level in Sociology: *AQA Qualification Code: 7192

This qualification is assessed across three examinations, details of which are given below. When you book your exams it is important you provide your chosen exam centre with the above qualification code. It is always the responsibility of the student to book their own exams as private candidates and to pay all exam fees directly to their chosen centre. UKDLP will offer a list of recommended test centres when you enrol.

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods

Assessment details:
  • 2 hour examination
  • 80 marks
  • 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
  • Compulsory content from 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3

Questions:
  • 50 marks = Education: short answer and extended writing
  • 20 marks = Methods in Context: extended writing
  • 10 marks = Theory and Methods: extended writing

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology

Assessment details:
  • 2 hour examination
  • 80 marks
  • 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
  • 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

Questions:
  • 40 marks = Section A: extended writing
  • 40 marks = Section B: extended writing

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Assessment Details:
  • 2 hour examination
  • 80 marks
  • 33.3% of A Level

What is assessed?
  • Compulsory content from 4.3.1 and 4.3.2

Questions:
  • 50 marks = Crime and Deviance: short answer and extended writing
  • 30 marks = Theory and Methods: extended writing

METHOD OF STUDY
Paper Based Version
  • 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.

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 need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Exams are taken at an AQA centre and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you. Please read our FAQs for further information.

COURSE LENGTH INFORMATION

Our A Levels come with tutor support for up to 24 months

TUTOR SUPPORT
You will have access to a tutor, via email, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.


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