Sociology can be defined as ‘the science of society’. Society affects our entire lives from cradle to grave. Sociology investigates the influences that society has on all of us. Through this subject we aim to consider how groups interact and raise crucial questions such as:
• Why are some groups more powerful than others?
• Why do we do as we are told?
• Why do some people achieve more than others?
The course examines key aspects of society such as The Family, Education, Religion, Crime, Deviance and Theory and Methods. Students are presented with a wide range of learning opportunities including role-play, debates and student presentations. We also attend conferences and draw on the skills of guest speakers.
Component 1 Education with Theory and Methods
Component 2 Topics in Sociology : Families and Households, Beliefs in Society
Component 3 Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods
GCSE grade 5 in English Language
Students learn to be critical thinkers, to analyse, assess and to draw informed conclusions. They will also be able to develop and sustain logical arguments. They will gain confidence in applying sociological concepts to contemporary issues and events.
The course can lay the foundation for many higher education courses and professional training. Those seeking to study sociology at a higher level may find employment in business, government, research, education and caring settings.