We all live in society – why would you not want to understand it better? If you are the sort of person who doesn’t necessarily follow the crowd but is fascinated by behaviour then Sociology is for you. If you have a curiosity about the world around you then the subject will certainly have plenty to keep you interested. Sociology looks at how the pieces of society fit together and how schools, religion and laws interconnect, control and influence human life.
Year 12 - Students must study three compulsory units: Education, Methods in Context and Research Methods. Students also study Families and Households as the optional unit of study.
Year 13 - Students are required to study sociological theories, perspectives and methods in depth. Students will also revisit Education with Theory and Methods, Sociology of the family, the Sociology of the Media and Crime and Deviance with Research Methods.
Sociology requires students to have good literacy skills and a grade 4 or above in English is essential for A Level. Consideration will be given for other essay based subjects.
Sociology prepares students for a lifetime of change and an appreciation of the diversity of the social world. Many Sociology students go on to Higher and Further education to study Social Sciences. Others will go on to careers in the Public Services, Business, Media, Politics, Research, Education or Health Service. Increasingly Social Science students are valued by business and industry for the wealth of transferable skills they learn as part of their studies.