Sociology is the study of society and engages students in challenging their existing ideas about the world as they know it. The main aim of Sociology is to understand the relationship between individuals and their society over time with a focus on contemporary and global issues. If you are interested in people or if you want to understand what is happening in the world, this is the course for you.
By studying Sociology, you can develop a greater understanding of the society and processes that shape our behaviour. You will learn how to apply different theoretical explanations as well as how to research and analyse sociological evidence. In addition, you will also learn how society operates, why problems arise and how we can solve them. During the course you will develop the ability to debate ideas and communicate them in writing.
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Assessment is by three 2 hour exams at the end of Year 2, each contributing 33.3% towards the overall A Level grade.
There are no compulsory visits but you will have the opportunity to attend conferences and lectures.
Former students have gone on to study a wide range of subjects including anthropology, criminology, politics, international relations, psychology and social policy.
Sociology is also studied as part of the training for many professions including business management, advertising, journalism, prison work, teaching, law, nursing, the police and social work.
Sociology is my favourite subject. I find it really relevant in real life situations and it has made me question things a lot more - in a good way. I'm hoping to study Sociology and/or Anthropology at university and in the future I hope to work in media and broadcasting, particularly documentaries.