Subject Overview

Sociology is the study of the social world. While studying the social world we analyse human behaviour, human relationships and ask the question: “What makes us who we are?” The aim of the course is to give students a wider perspective of society while also giving them the thinking tools to analyse and evaluate the world around them. Classwork is assessed regularly but the final sociology grade will be based on exams taken at the end of a two year programme (A-level) or a three year programme (GCSE).

The topics covered in sociology include a study of culture and identity, a study of education, a study of crime and criminal behaviour, a sociological analysis of the media while tying all of these topics together through focussing our understandings of the social world upon key sociological theories.

Sociology is an academic subject and as your grade is based entirely on your exam, revision is the key to success. Only those students who complete all homework tasks and revise constantly while reading around the taught material will achieve a strong grade. You will need a strong work ethic and commitment to homework if you want to achieve in sociology.

Those students that do decide to take sociology as an option and work hard at it, will find it fulfilling and rewarding. It is a subject that has the potential to change the way you look at the world, giving you a greater understanding of the human condition, and contemporary society.

Core Values

We promote the TGAR values in sociology such as respect and tolerance through the development of knowledge and understanding of human behaviour

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