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Sociology A Level at The Rochester Grammar School

Course description

This course is designed to challenge common sense misconceptions about how society works.  You will examine questions such as ‘what is the true purpose of education? What are the causes of crime?’ and encouraged to find your own answers to these questions.


Course content

The A level is comprised of three external examinations sat at the end of Year 13.  Full details can be found in the assessment section.


Entry requirements

A minimum of grade B in a Humanities subject is required and evidence of a sound textual study of English Literature and the ability to write a persuasive essays. In addition you must be interested in social issues a nd be prepared to read quality newspapers and watch The News.


In order to gain access to The RGS Sixth Form, students must obtain 5 GCSE grades at A*-B (5+) including English Language and Mathematics.


The A level includes:


Education and Methods - Written Examination 2 hours (33.3%)
Sociology of Religion and Sociology of the Family - Written Examination 2 hours (33.3%)
Sociology of Crime with Methods - Written Examination 2 hours (33.3%)



Future opportunities

Studying Sociology is useful to a wide range of careers.  You will develop skills useful for careers in law, business and media.  Previous students have gone on to study Sociology, Psychology, Economics, P.P.S, P.P.E, Politics, and History amongst others at degree level.

Further information

If you wish to study at RGS, please apply directly to the school.

Application forms and further details can be found at the school website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Rochester Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2016
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