Sociology

 

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This fascinating and enjoyable course leads to a greater awareness of the relationship between society and the individual. The focus in lessons will be on reaching understanding through discussion of the issues from the four units of study: family & households, education & research methods, the mass media and crime & deviance.

This is a linear course where all four units are assessed by examinations at the end of the second year.

Sociology students answer questions such as:

  • Why is divorce increasing whilst marriage is becoming less popular?
  • Why do girls have more success than boys in the education system?
  • What skills are required to carry out sociological research?
  • Does violence in the media produce violent behaviour in society at large?
  • Who commits crime and why?
  • What impact does social media have on our mental & physical health?

We make Sociology relevant to your own experiences and incorporate relevant topics and issues from the media and contemporary society into our teaching.

The skills which you develop in Sociology are useful for many careers, for example, the police service, journalism, the health care sector, social work, teaching and the prison service (to name but a few).