A Level Sociology


This A Level is a fantastic opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the subject area and consider how to research, undertake critical analysis and develop independent thinking. As a student, you will review the main theories including Feminist, Marxist, functionalist and many others. you can be assured that you will be working towards achieving a fantastic qualification that is required in all walks of life, and specifically, the world of work.

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About This Course

If you have a natural interest in crime, cultural and identity, then our A Level in Sociology can equip you with the tools to address these key issues using an analytical approach.

This impressive 2 year distance learning course has been uniquely designed to enable home study learning whilst providing you with the exact same course materials and examinations as its college equivalent.

In fact, you will be able to experience the freedom of being able to choose when, where and how you study, and will still receive a qualification of the highest calibre.

This course has been updated to meet the latest academic qualifications and content, so whilst you may be studying from home, you’ll still be earning UCAS points which can be used in your university applications.

And this is great news if you want to get back into education but are restricted by your current work commitments; as you can easily fit this course around your lifestyle and can study from the comfort of your own home. You’ll even be able to pick when you take your exams, ensuring you are always ready and prepared.

So if you are interested in education, crime, deviance, work and welfare, and want to discover the theory and method behind it; why not add this fascinating qualification to your arsenal?

Course Benefits

Split into 3 intensive units, this course is unique as it gives you the opportunity to choose which topic you’ll discuss during your exams (on one of the topics).

With this added edge, you can strengthen your success rate on this course and add a valuable qualification to your CV.

This subject also offers you the chance to delve into the various elements surrounding Sociology, so you can gain a deeper understanding of this subject and its applications within a practical setting.

This course will:

  • Challenge your mind-set, forcing you to test your understanding, comprehension and knowledge of sociology.
  • Expand your analytical skills and techniques.
  • Earn you up to 56 UCAS points which can be used in your university applications.
  • Allow you to study at a pace of your choosing free of deadlines and stress.
  • Enable you to decide when you are ready to take your exams.

Course Units

The AQA have split the content on this course into compulsory content and optional content. With the optional content, you can pick which subject (from their group of topics) that you’d like to answer a question on in your exam.

Topic 1: Education with Theory and Methods

  • Education
  • Methods in Context
  • Theory and Methods

Topic 2 Option 1:

  • Culture and Identity
  • Families and Households
  • Health
  • Work, Poverty, and Welfare

Topic 2 Option 2:

  • Beliefs in Society
  • Global Development
  • The Media
  • Stratification and Differentiation

Topic 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory and Methods


To achieve your full A Level in Sociology, you will need to complete 3 written assessments based on the topics studied on the syllabus. During these examinations you will need to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of these subjects, as well as their applications in the real world.

Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods – this 2 hour written examination carries 33.3% of the weight of your A Level grade and will assess your knowledge of the content taught from topic 1. This is achieved through a mixture of short answers and extended writing.

Paper 2: Topics in Sociology – this 2 hour written examination carries 33.3% of the weight of your A Level grade and will assess your knowledge of the content covered in your chosen option in topic 2. This is achieved through the use of extended writing.

Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods – this 2 hour written examination carries 33.3.% of the weight of your A Level grade and will assess your knowledge of the content taught in topic 3. This is achieved through the use of short answers and extended writing.

Please Note: to complete this course you will need to take the standard A Level examinations which you’ll need to book yourself.

The dates for these can be located on the AQA website; however, we can provide you with a list of test centres. There will also be an exam fee which is separate from the cost of this course.

Required Knowledge

There are no entry requirements for this course

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this qualification you will receive an A Level in Sociology issued by the AQA.


From the moment you enrol onto this 2 year distance learning course, you will be equipped with the tools, the support and the resources to maximise your results.

We take pride in providing you with numerous ways to fulfil your potential. From the continuous support, guidance and instruction of our personal tutors – who will always be on hand to help – to our student support team, who’ll always be at the ready to answer your questions; you’ll never have to feel alone in your studies.

At the same time, we will provide you with comprehensive study guides; course materials and a course pack, where our self-assessment exercises and tutor marked study questions can be used to track your progression and supply you with valuable feedback.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
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  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

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All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).


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