A Sociology student will be enabled to:

  • Develop understanding of the interdependence of individuals, groups, institutions and societies; the nature and significance of cooperation and conflict, and continuity and change; the nature and significance of individual and social differences in their own and other societies;
  • Acquire, select and handle information (making use of information and communication technology where appropriate), to analyse critically its nature and source and to base judgements and arguments on evidence;
  • Reflect on their own experience of the social world in which they live and to acquire knowledge and develop skills which enable them to play informed roles within the community.

This is the study of modern society, which is available as an examined option at GCSE and AS/ A Level. GCSE Sociology covers the following areas: 

  • What is Sociology?
  • Family
  • Education
  • Social Differentiation
  • Poverty and the Welfare State
  • The Sociology of Power and Politics
  • The Sociology of Work
  • Migration and Movement
  • Social Control and Deviance

At AS the course includes units on Families + Households , Education and Research Methods. The A2 course includes units on Crime and Deviance, Mass Media + Sociological Theories + Research Methods.

Sociology students have successfully progressed onto a range of university degrees including Law, Sociology, History, Social Sciences, Criminology, Media, Business, Education, Nursing, Health Studies and then gone on to take careers in related areas.

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