Sociology

At Rickmansworth School we are delighted to offer Sociology as an exciting option for A Level Study. Sociology is the study of how society is organised and how we experience life.

A sociologist might ask questions such as:

Do you wonder what fuels our apparent fixation with celebrity?
Why is the number of years you can expect to live still associated with your occupation?
What about the way that your gender, religion, and ethnic background open up or close down opportunities in your life?
What kinds of spiritual faith do people have in Britain today?
And how far do the media affect how personal lifestyle choices are viewed by wider society?

Sociology is not just about Britain. It also deals with global issues like the environment, migration and 'globalization' itself. How do these social changes affect people at every level of their social life?

What Sociology students will discover is how to think about these issues for themselves and will develop skills that will allow them look at the world in new ways and to think critically.

Course content:

A level Sociology at Rickmansworth follows the AQA exam board syllabus which comprises the following elements which are all examinations taken at the end of the two year linear course:

Component 1: Education with Theory and Methods (33.3%)

Component 2: Topics: Families and Household; Beliefs in Society (33.3%)

Component 3: Crime and deviance with Theory and Methods (33.3%)