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A Level Sociology

Course code: 7192

Delivery method: 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.

Tutor support

Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. 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.


The A Level 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’.

The AQA A Level Sociology qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed.

These exams are administered by the AQA. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.  

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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.


The content is all online and accessed via our Learning Management System (LMS).

The online e-book has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

With the tutor support option there are Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

Course Outline

You must sit three examinations 

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

Unit 3: Topics 1 to 8

Written examination: 2 hours. 30% of A Level. 78 Marks (38 from structured questions including practical techniques, 15 from critical analysis of given experimental data, 25 marks from one essay with a choice of two titles)

Course Content

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

Mock Exams:

Your online course contains mini assessments at the end of each chapter. However, if you wish to sit a Mock Exam before the finals, we can arrange that at the centre or online. Mock exam fees are additional, and they may vary from £25 to £50 per paper.  

Please contact us on 02033028140 or visit our exam centre website for more information and guidance on how to book your final exam

Final Exams:

Roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date, you should book your place at an exam centre to take the final exam exams for A-Level Certificates.

Advanced level qualifications (known as A levels) are subject-based qualifications conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by educational bodies in the United Kingdom. The exams take place every summer (May/June), and results are released in August.

Please contact us on 02033028140 or visit our exam centre website for more information and guidance on how to book your final exam

Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as they’re paid directly to the exam centre. They’ll vary depending on which centre you choose. It is recommended to book your exams will in advance to avoid late booking fees. Book your exams now!

How to Enrol: 

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A-LEVEL Sociology AQA Online Course
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