A Level Sociology Course
A Level Course in Sociology (AS/A2)
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 (AS) 5191 and AQA (A2) 6191
COURSE FEES: £295
- Identify facts, opinions and judgements
- Analyse and evaluate designs and methods
- Select and record relevant evidence
- Apply concepts and theories
- Interpret quantitative and qualitative data
- Identify social trends
- Evaluate theories, arguments and evidence
You will need the following book for this course:
- Haralambos & Holborn, Sociology: Themes and Perspectives,
6th edition, (Collins, 2004)
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The purchasing of books applies to some A Level courses only. (All books and materials are supplied with all Diploma Courses that are listed on this site – See below).
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This particular course is available through the Open College UK Ltd via our partner college in distance learning.
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Unit 1: Families and Households
- Introduction to theories about families and households
- The family, morality and the state
- Marriage, marital breakdown and single-parent families
- The family and industrialisation
- Childhood and parenthood
- Family and household diversity
- Power, inequality and the domestic organisation of the family
Unit 2: Education
- Shaping education: the significance of state policy
- Reproducing society: the functions of education
- Explaining success and failure (1): educational attainment and social class
- Explaining success and failure (2): educational attainment and ethnicity
- Explaining success and failure (3): educational attainment and gender
Unit 3: Sociological Methods
- The relationship between theory and method
- Collection of primary data
- Collection and analysis of secondary data
- Triangulation and methodological pluralism
Unit 4: Religion
- Defining religion
- Different theories of religion
- Religion as a conservative force and an initiator of change
- Cults, sects, denominations and churches and their relationship to religious activity
- The relationship between religious beliefs, religious organisations and social groups
- The nature and extent of secularisation
Unit 5: Theory and Methods
- Macro-sociological perspectives
- Micro-sociological perspectives
- Sociological research
- Techniques of data collection
- Sociology, science, values and common sense
Unit 6: Crime and Deviance
- The relationship between deviance, crime, power and social control
- Structural accounts of crime and deviance
- Finding out about crime and deviance
- Interactional accounts of crime and deviance
- Suicide and the official statistics debate
- Contemporary approaches to the sociology of crime and deviance
You have one complete year to complete this course. These courses vary from between 150 – 350 hours approximately.
Please feel free to email us for further clarification on individual hours involved.
Support contact details are included with your course once booked.
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