The word Sociology literally means the study of society. People reflect and evaluate the conditions in which they live, be it through painting, literature, philosophy or religion. Sociology gives us the opportunity to delve into the maze that is human society, question assumptions and begin to understand the world that surrounds us. It involves studying human beings and their patterns of behaviour. Sociology therefore relates to all students and provides a springboard for thoughts about group behaviours and individual behaviour.
Our vision is that the study of Sociology will help our students to become more aware of the way society operates and gives students the freedom to evaluate and question the social structures within it. You are encouraged to develop your own sociological awareness through an active engagement with the contemporary social world.
Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods. 2 hour written examination. 80 marks available. 33.3% of the A Level.
Paper 2: Family and Households and either Mass Media or Beliefs. 2 hour written examination. 80 marks available.
33.3% of the A Level.
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. 2 hour written examination. 80 marks available. 33.3% of the A Level.
Extending Your Experience
The course combines both practical application and knowledge. You will have the opportunity to investigate a variety of aspects of our society
You will require 5 GCSEs at level 5 including English Language. We will consider other candidates on
an individual basis.
Where will this course take me?
Studying Sociology can enable you to enter university to study a wide range of subjects ranging from Law, Media and Business Studies to Nursing, Education and Medicine.