Sociology is a social science concerned with the study of human social relationships and the various ways these relationships are patterned in terms of social groups, organisations and societies.
You will look at the diversity of family types in our society today, whether childhood still exists, which gender performs better within education and why this is. You will research patterns in criminal behaviour and the impact of the mass media upon individuals by assessing issues such as whether exposure to violent media can make us act in a violent way. You will take part in discussions and debates in relating to controversial topics and will develop and apply knowledge of research methods.
Students are expected to have achieved at least a 5 in Sociology, if taken, or a similar essay-based subject at GCSE.
Learning & Assessment
Modules / Topics
- Families and Households
- Mass Media
- Crime and Deviance
- Theory and Methods
Trips / Visits / Enrichment
In previous years, we have had University visits, conferences and careers fairs as well as guest speakers. As part of NSFC enrichment programme, we run a Society Club that raises money and awareness for different local charities.
100% exam based, all exams are 2 hours:
Paper 1: Education with Theory and Methods
Paper 2: Families and Households and Mass Media
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
What do our students say?
Sociology has allowed me to learn about society in depth so that I now have such a good understanding of the world I live in. The department is so helpful and caring and dedicated to helping everyone achieve their best.
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