HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?
Most of our advanced level students go on to a wide range of degree courses, often in Sociology and the Social Sciences. This subject is a particular asset for careers involving working with people, such as management, marketing, journalism, law, health, welfare or teaching.
Thinking critically; evaluating ideas; constructing and presenting persuasive written and verbal arguments; understanding human relationships; sensitive to people and problems.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
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.
- Culture and identity
- Research methods
- Global sociology
- Crime and deviance
- Sociological theory.
HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:
There are opportunities to attend student conferences at Sussex University or London and you will be encouraged to attend Feminist and Politics Societies.
Sociology goes well with many other subjects including Psychology, English, Media Studies, History, Law and Philosophy.
“I chose Sociology as I knew that the subject would completely broaden my understanding of various walks of life and elements of Society. After studying Sociology I feel like a more well-rounded individual.”
ANNA BOWLER EX DOROTHY STRINGER HIGH SCHOOL
HEARD ABOUT ANTHROPOLOGY OR WORLD DEVELOPMENT
Whilst these subjects have been discontinued by the government, Sociology is an excellent alternative, which tackles many of the issues raised in those disciplines at both year 1 and 2 including gender, identity, equality, human rights, boundaries, globalisation and development.