To encourage students to look at the world with an informed and enquiring mind. They involve analysing society and the people in it in a way that is informed by theoretical understanding. The examination specifications have been carefully chosen by departmental staff with expertise in each area to ensure the course best fits the needs of our learners.
Sociology is an enjoyable and interesting subject that throws new light on the world around you. It is a social science that is concerned with how human social relationships are formed and patterned; for example organisations, cultures and societies. Sociologists try to gain objective knowledge about the world using investigations to help them form theories. It works from the premise that our social behaviour is learned not instinctive.
Sociology asks you to understand and apply key concepts such as power, globalisation and culture to important and topical issues within families, education, crime & deviance and beliefs in society which shape the world we live in.
Sociology is 100% examination so you will also develop exam skills such as writing in timed conditions and analysing the meaning of command words in exam questions.
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Year 12 – Crime statistics and the media
An A Level in Sociology will open up a wealth of job opportunities such as:
Sociology is often paired with other social sciences such as Psychology. Due to its ability to analyse the complexities of our society, it also goes well with History, English, and Health and Social Care.