Sociology offers students the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods. It is designed to encourage students to demonstrate the application of a range of skills and consider the integration of sociological themes.
You will study:
- How societies work in terms of both large scale patterns and trends as well as at an interpersonal level
- The structures and cultures of different societies throughout the world and within the contemporary UK and the means by which individuals become accepted and effective members of their society
- The various institutions and systems found in society such as: the family, education, mass media, crime and deviance
- How a person or groups social class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability may impact upon their experience and life chances in relation to these aspects of society
- The methods sociologists use to study society
Where it leads:
You can progress on to university to study subjects such as criminology and law. Studying sociology can lead to careers such as counselling, social work, Journalism and other media related careers as well as Politics and the Law.
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9 - 5, including English or Maths, also 6 in a Humanities or social science subject.