Have you ever wondered…
- 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
If so, then sociology is the subject for you! Sociology explores society and the interaction between institutions and individuals. The subject attempts to explain and understand how societies and groups operate and change, how groups influence the individual, how meanings and interpretations “construct reality” and how social life is influenced by the unintended consequences of human action.
Throughout this course you will explore the influence that social groups have on the individual. You will study how our identity is formed, the changing nature of family, research methods, social inequalities in gender, class, age and ethnicity, crime and deviance along with globalisation and the digital social world. All the topics are contemporary and provide an insight into the society in which we live today.
You will be introduced to the theories, methods and methodologies necessary to analyse a range of topics including, Culture and socialisation, the family, education, Crime, deviance, victimisation and gender
Studying sociology will definitely help develop your essay skills, allowing you to discuss different views on social issues in a critical and evaluative way. Being able to draw on a range of perspectives, evidence and contemporary issues is excellent preparation for university and employment. Sociology provides a strong understanding of social and political issues, past and present.
4 in English Language GCSE or 4 in English Literature GCSE