Sociology is the science of human social behaviour. During your A level course you will learn about: The different theories, topics and approaches in sociology, The research that has been carried out by the different sociologists, How sociological findings can help us understand social, cultural and contemporary issues, How to use a range of research methods to investigate areas of sociological interest. Topics 1) Education with Theory & Methods, 2) Topic in Sociology: Families & households/ Beliefs in society/ Stratification (inequalities) and Differentiation, Unit 3) Crime and Deviance & Theory and Methods In Sociology we expect students to arrive with an interest in how social groups work. It is important that you are socially aware and keep up to date with current issues and read around the subject. Lessons involve a lot of discussions, in small groups and as a class. You may be asked to research ideas using the facilities in the school. Sociology requires students to write essays and conclude debates applying the theory and concepts they have learnt. Homework will be set regularly.
Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. C grade in English Language / English
Sociology provides a good foundation for a wide range of careers and degree courses. The skills you will develop throughout this course include: analysis and evaluation of theories and research; the ability to communicate complex ideas and debates in both oral and written form; the design of research and the collection and analysis of results.These skills are sought after by employers, universities and colleges. Sociology combines very well with a range of subjects enabling students to move into a wide variety of degree courses. Anyone considering a career which involves working with people, will find sociology a useful and interesting subject.