• My account
  • Cart
English courses / USD

A Level in Sociology (Full AS+A2) 2190


  • 2 Years
  • 2 students have purchased
  • Express
Oxford Learning College
6/22 Watergardens, GX11 1AA See in Google maps
Oxford Learning is one of the leading distance education providers in the United Kingdom and internationally, and along with our partners in education, promotes quality home study education world wide. Our online distance learning programmes encompass A-Level and Diploma level courses. As part of your course you will have access to the tutor department who are able to support and mentor you throughout the learning process. Our students come from varied backgrounds, differing levels of education, and every continent in the world. Our courses give you the confidence to achieve your academic goals, and give you new and further knowledge or, as with many of our past students, a new career path. We invite you to take a look at the reviews past students have left, and look forward to welcoming you as an Oxford Learning student soon. Your qualification from Oxford Learning will show your respected and exceptional level of education.


  • Easy to follow
  • Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
  • Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.


The course is designed to give you a well rounded knowledge of the subject and to give you the ability to carry on your studies at a higher level. At Level 3 you are not required to have any previous knowledge of the subject, as the materials will take you from no previous knowledge up to Level 3. For Level 5/HND subjects you will be required to have studied at Level 3 or above before enrolment.
Suitable for: SUITABLE FOR: This course is suitable for all students over the age of 17. Students can study on this course no matter where you are in the World. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject. Courses are all delivered in English.

A Level in Sociology (Full AS+A2) 2190

Course Synopsis

The course aims to give you some fundamental and lasting insights into how human societies are constructed, how they influence our beliefs and daily lives. Sociology is about developing a critical understanding of society, and through this understanding providing a basis for highlighting and explaining social problems such as ill health, poverty and crime. As well as learning about how society influences individual lives, you will also learn how to express yourself coherently, how to challenge and evaluate information presented to you and how scientific information is produced.

The course lays an appropriate foundation for further study of Sociology and related subjects in higher education. In addition, it provides a worthwhile course for candidates of various ages and from diverse backgrounds in terms of general education and lifelong learning. Equally, material studied would be useful for candidates intending to pursue careers in any of the Social Sciences.

Sociology is a dynamic, ever changing subject with new information and studies constantly confirming or challenging existing theories and producing new ones. The subject matter of sociology is uniquely around and within you, it is essential that you are curious about the why's and how's of societies processes in all settings from cradle to grave, from peer groups to institutions like schools and the class system. The purpose of this course is to help students look around them in a more analytical manner, to understand and question why things are the way they are, and what can be done to change the more negative aspects of our society.

Like the majority of academic subjects at A level, Sociology has its own distinct set of terms. You will be expected not only to recognise and understand these terms in examination papers, but be able to use them correctly in your answers. Psychology also contains many examples of research and different perspectives you will be required to know methodological details and results of many of these. Students are recommended to have a notebook or index cards to develop a file of key words and Studies/researchers/perspectives as you go along in order to help with revision and evaluation skills.The AS Level Sociology course consists of 6 modules, 3 for each unit. The modules are further broken down into clear subject topics. At the end of each topic is a set of key words, which you should be able to define as a revision exercise, as well as activities throughout the text to ensure understanding of important aspects of the topic. Topic coverage may vary in length and difficulty depending on the level of detail and information required. You will need to study the modules in the sequence provided. There are three tutor marked assignments associated with each unit which should be sent to your tutor, as well as an introductory assignment to introduce yourself to your tutor.

Course Format and assessment

This new specification (from September 2008) reflects the changes that the Qualifications Curriculum Authority have implemented to classify psychology as a science. This means that in addition to the sociology subject matter in previous specifications students are now required to study psychological research and methodology as an integral part of the course rather than in isolation.

The new format also reduced the number of units to be studied from 6 to 4, with 2 being studies at AS level and 2 at A2.

Unit 1 - SCLY1 Culture and Identity; Families and Households; Wealth,
Poverty and Welfare

40% of AS, 20% of A Level Written paper 1 hour 60 marks Candidates choose one topic from the three available and answer one question Each question consists of five parts Available January and June

Unit 2 - SCLY2 Education; Health; Sociological Methods

60% of AS, 30% of A Level Written paper 2 hours 90 marks Candidates choose
one topic (Education or Health) and answer one question on the chosen topic, one question on sociological research methods in context and one question on research methods Available January and June

Unit 3 - SCLY3 Mass Media

20% of A Level Written paper 1 hour 30 minutes 60 marks Candidates choose one topic from four and answer one compulsory question and one question from a choice of two Available January and June

Unit 4 - SCLY4 Power and Politics

30% of A Level Written paper 2 hours 90 marks Candidates choose one topic from the three available and answer one question on the chosen topic, one question on sociological research methods in context and one question on theory and methods Available January and June

Integral Elements

All the following are an integral part of the study of each topic area:

  • Sociological theories, perspectives and methods.
  • The design of the research used to obtain the data under consideration, including its strengths and weaknesses.

Core Themes

Candidates must study the following two core themes:

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

These themes should be seen as threads running through many areas of social life and not be regarded as discrete topics.

Previous Knowledge

No requirement to have studied sociology previously. A pass at A-C GCSE in English and mathematics is desirable, but no formal qualifications are required. Although those who find reading and understanding broadsheet newspapers difficult will find the course more challenging.


Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain an A Level in Sociology (Full AS+A2) 2190 Online Course.

How to register

By buying the course in Emagister Express, you will obtain an access coupon. We will send you the codes and keys to the coupon. Send the coupon code and the key to contact@oxfordcollege.ac. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

This course has not been reviewed yet
Hi! According to your location, we have changed your payment currency to USD.
You can change to other currency by using the option on the header.