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Fast Track a Level in Sociology (full As+a2) 2190

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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.

Fast Track 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.

The AS course is laid out as follows:



Unit 1
Introduction
Topic 1 Introduction to Sociology
Initial assignment. Introduction to Tutor Topic 2 Culture and Identity

Assignment 1 Section A Topic 3 Families and households

Assignment 2 Section B Topic 4 Wealth poverty and welfare

Assignment 3

Unit 2 Topic 5 Education

Assignment 4 Topic 6 Health

Assignment 5 Topic 7 Sociological methods

Assignment 6Topic 8 Preparing for the AS exam.



The A2 course is laid out as follows:



Unit 3 Topic 9 Theory and Methods

Assignment 7 Topic 10 Global Development

Assignment 8 Topic 11 Mass Media

Assignment 9 Topic 12 Power and politics

Assignment 10

Unit 4 Topic 13 Crime and Deviance

Assignment 11 Topic 14 Stratification and Differentiation

Assignment 12 Topic 15 Global Development

Assignment 13Topic 16 Preparing for the A2 exam

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.

Qualification
AS/A2 - A level in Sociology. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Specification: AQA (Full A Level) 2190, AQA (AS) 1191 and AQA (A2) 2191

What's Included
Learning documentation, plus priority Tutor support for 1 year. Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations themselves. Students must check the relevant examination board website for final examination sitting dates for this syllabus. You will receive priority tutor assistance for fast track students on this course. Students will be able to sit a full A Level examination in one year or less. Examinations take place in January and Summer (May/June) yearly.

Conditions

Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain a Fast Track a Level in Sociology (full As+a2) 2190 Online Course.

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