A Level Sociology Course

General

Program Description

This distance learning course has been designed so that candidates will acquire the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods, together with the application of a range of skills. It has also been designed to allow the integration of sociological themes, such as socialisation, culture and identity, and social differentiation, power and stratification.

This specification is designed to offer candidates the opportunity of developing the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods. It is designed to encourage candidates to demonstrate the application of a range of skills and consider the integration of sociological themes:

  • Socialisation, culture and identity
  • Social differentiation, power and stratification
  • Qualification: A Level Sociology (7192)
  • Accredited: Yes
  • QCF Recognised: Yes
  • Awarding Body: AQA
  • Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
  • Duration: Flexible - Approx 700 Hours - 2 years support
  • UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades

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

Pre-requisites

  • Minimum of GCSE grade C or above.

Students are recommended to possess the ability to read and write English to GCSE standards, Mathematics knowledge also to GCSE level and be over 16 years of age.

Duration

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 700. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side. Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual.

Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 24 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.

Format

Students are able to select how they wish to study.

  • Paper-based: Receive your course pack in the post in hard copy and correspond directly with your tutor via email.

or

  • Online: Access our premium online cloud-based learning system where you are able to access all of your course lessons, assignments and tutor correspondence in one place. Download the APP and access your course information on any device from anywhere in the world with an internet signal. Whichever way you choose to study is up to you!
Last updated April 2018

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