Students will study the following two core themes:
Socialisation, culture and identity social differentiation, power and stratification. The themes are taught through the three exam units:
Education with Theory and Methods
Topics in Sociology (Family and Beliefs)
Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods
Studying takes place in large mixed ability groups with the emphasis on student-centred learning. Students are expected to take an active part in lessons – this involves presentations and debates that will enable to students to critically reflect on their own values.
Standard College entry requirements (see below).
Sociology provides students with critical thinking skills that are useful in a wide range of careers, especially in a knowledge-based society undergoing the most dramatic changes experienced since the Industrial Revolution. A Sociology qualification can be used for most teaching, management, business, social care/work and law based career areas and jobs.
What does the course combine well with?
Sociology can be combined with any other course.