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Sociology A Level at Raynes Park High School

Course description

The value of Sociology lies in its attempt to understand the social world. The sociological attempt to achieve this understanding involves:

  1. Examining the manner in which groups in society work together and the potential for conflict.
  2. Observing how different parts of society, such as the education system and the criminal justice system work and how they have changed over the years.
  3. Analysing the nature and causes of social problems, such as poverty, educational underachievement and crime.
  4. Evaluating the ideas and theories of leading sociologists.

Course content

In year 1 - Education with Methods in Context and Research Methods and Topics in Sociology (Families and Households).

In 2 year - Education with Theory and Methods, Topics in Sociology (Families and Households and Beliefs in Society) and Crime and Deviance with Theory had Methods. 


Progress is closely monitored and regular feedback is given throughout the course.

100% written examinations, no coursework.

Future opportunities

Academic qualifications in Sociology provide students with valuable analytical and evaluative skills. Sociology is recognised for entry to all universities and by employers for a wide variety of jobs and careers: Social Research, Management, Human Resources, the Health Service, Social and Community Work, the Civil Service, the Criminal Justice System, Law and teaching.

Sociology combines with a wide range of other academic subjects, particularly those in the humanities area. It is particularly appropriate to those subjects with a similar skills base and related knowledge such as: Law, Government and Politics, English, History, Psychology, Geography etc.

Although not directly related to science subjects it can still be an appropriate and useful contrasting subject that would develop communication skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raynes Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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