Sociology AS and A Level online course overview
In a rapidly changing world, AS and Sociology A Level online, offers students the opportunity not only to explore the processes that are shaping current trends, but also to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human societies and their continuities with the past.
The study of Sociology A Level online should stimulate awareness of contemporary social, cultural and political issues, and focus attention on the importance of examining these issues in a rigorous, reasoned and analytical way. The Cambridge International AS Level provides a solid grounding in the central ideas and approaches in Sociology, including family as well as theory and methods. Sociology A Level online students can choose to explore a variety of important areas of sociological enquiry including global development, education, religion and media.
AS Sociology students study the family and social change with particular reference to: family roles, marriage, changing relationships and the social construction of age. Candidates also study methods of research and the relationship between theory and methods.
Sociology A level online candidates study units in education, global development, media and religion
A Level and AS Sociology candidates beginning this course are not expected to have studied Sociology previously.
Sociology A Level online provides a suitable foundation for the study of Sociology or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in Sociology, or as part of a course of general education.
In the October of Year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October. InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here
Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:
- Extra time of 25%*
- Extra time up to 50%*
- A reader*
- A scribe*
- Supervised rest breaks
- Separate room
- Use of a laptop
- Enlarged print exam papers
*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an Educational Psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.
Students based in the UK have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly. International students based outside the UK cannot pay monthly.
There are no formal entry requirements for this subject.
However, if you’re looking to study this subject as one of four A Levels, we strongly advise you only do so if you are predicted at least a grade 7 at GCSE / IGCSE in this subject or a relevant subject.