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Sociology A Level at Raine's Foundation School

Course description

Sociology is the study of the modern society in which we live. Sociologists look to analyse and interpret human behaviour and how the society in which we live influences our behaviour.

Sociology is a subject for people with an inquisitive mind who are interested in the social world around them. In Sociology, students look to investigate factors such as crime, media, religion, the family, education, politics, wealth, poverty, culture, beliefs and attitudes. If you are the kind of person who is interested in human behaviour, and how the society we live in shapes our behaviour then Sociology is the subject for you.

You will gain a deeper understanding of the contemporary issues in our modern world, giving you greater knowledge and skills, standing you in good stead for your future studies.

Sociology is the highest achieving A-level subject at Raine’s. The Sociology A-level department’s results have also been rated as ‘Excellent’ by an independent body; and well above the national average for the previous 3 years.

What will I study?

Sociologists research people’s class, ethnicity, gender, age, culture and beliefs and the way in which these social factors influence our life chances. The specific modules you will study are:

  • The Family (AS)
  • Education (AS)
  • Religion (A2)
  • Crime and Deviance (A2)

All assessment is exam based, there is no coursework. The exams are based mainly on essay writing.

Entry requirements

5 A*– C grades at GCSE minimum. B grade English GCSE is strongly recommended, however you will still be considered providing you have either: more than 5 A*– C grades, or B grades in Humanities subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raine's Foundation School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years