Sociologists ask questions about the behaviour of individuals and groups in society. So if you are interested in people or if you want to understand what is happening in the world, you should find it enjoyable and thought-provoking. You will investigate issues affecting your life such as racism, crime and deviance, youth cultures, gender and class inequalities, family life and global development. We try to understand how society operates and why problems sometimes arise. You will not be told what to think, nor is it just a lot of facts to be learnt by heart. We encourage you to question things people take for granted and help you work out your own ideas.
I chose this subject as I was interested in learning about the society I live in, how it is formed and why certain things occur. It has made me more open-minded and less judgemental about things.Fen Neylon ex Priory School, Lewes
There are opportunities to attend student conferences at Sussex University or London and you will be encouraged to attend Feminist and Politics Societies.