Sociology is for people who have an interest in knowing why society works in the way that it does. It’s a useful subject that allows you to develop your own opinions of a range of topics.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need five GCSEs at grades 5-9, including English Language.
What are the key things you’ll learn?
If the first year of the course you will study component 1 and half of component 2, the remainder of the course will be studied in the 2nd year.
- Introducing socialisation, culture and identity
- Families & relationships
- Social research methods
- Understanding social inequalities (gender, class, ethnicity, age)
- Globalisation & the digital social world
How you will learn
The course is based in the classroom using a range of teaching and learning strategies including whole class teaching, group work and working individually.
Where could this course take you?
Sociology opens a clear route to university where you can continue your studies. This could then lead to a career in industries such as teaching, social work, human resource management, journalism, youth work, police or a prison officer.
What costs will you incur?
It is recommended that students purchase a copy of the 2 core text books to accompany the course. However, this is non-compulsory and some copies are available in the classroom and learning centre.