Sociology

Why study Sociology?

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 social actions and relationships. 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 who we are, 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 above the national average for the previous 3 years.

Exam

What will I study?

Sociology A-level (7192)

Paper 1:

Compulsory unit: Education with Theory and Methods

2 hour written exam

80 marks - 33.3% of A-level

 

Paper 2:

Topics in Sociology: Families and Households (option 1); Beliefs in Society (options 2)

2 hour written exam

80 marks - 33.3% of A-level

 

Paper 3:

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

2 hour written exam

80 marks - 33.3% of A-level

 

Topics to be studied in the following order:

Yr 12: Families and Households, Education, Research Methods and Methods in Context.

Yr 13: Beliefs in Society, Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods

 

AS Sociology (7191)  Subject Content and Examinations

Paper 1:

Compulsory unit: Education with Research Methods

1 hour 30 minutes written exam

60 marks - 50% of AS level

 

Paper 2:

Research Methods and Topics in Sociology (Families and Households)

1 hour 30 minutes written exam

60 marks - 50% of AS level