Essential AQA A-Level Sociology Teaching Research Methods

This self-paced online course provides comprehensive advice, support and ready-to-use resources to teach Research Methods for the AQA A-Level Sociology specification.

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  • 3-6 hours learning time
  • 45 videos, resources and activities

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Who it's for

All AQA A-Level Sociology teachers

Course series

Essential AQA A-Level Sociology

Course outline

Welcome to this essential CPD course covering everything you need to teach sociological research methods in an engaging way. The files section includes all the editable PowerPoints and handouts, while the videos guide you through each lesson and how you might best use these resources.

  • Introduction and course guide
  • Introducing Research Methods
  • Teaching Positivism
  • Teaching Interpretivism
  • Teaching Practical, Ethical and Theoretical (PET) Issues
  • Teaching Experiments
  • Teaching Questionnaires
  • Teaching Interviews
  • Teaching Longitudinal Studies
  • Teaching Observations
  • Teaching Secondary Sources (1)
  • Teaching Secondary Sources (2)
  • Methods in Context - Part 1
  • Methods in Context Part 2
  • Research Methods Essays


  • Craig Gelling

    Craig is an experienced Sociology teacher and examiner and is known as The Sociology Guy on social media. Craig helps design and deliver tutor2u Sociology CPD courses and student exam workshops.

  • Duncan Hall

    Duncan is Subject Lead for Sociology, History and Politics at tutor2u. Duncan is an experienced teacher, writer and senior examiner.

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  • 45 videos, interactive resources and activities
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