"Human societies are like buildings that are at every moment being reconstructed by the very bricks that compose them." (Giddens)
Sociology is a social science. It is a human science that explores in a scientific way the relationship between individuals and the society they live in.
In Sociology we ask such questions as:
The AS course consists of 2 modules:
In A2, we explore the following:
Assessment is by written examination only; there is no coursework component.
Sociology is closely related to Philosophy & Ethics, Psychology, Business & Economics, History, Geography and Media Studies and makes a good combination with these subjects, as well as Law and English.
The subject is excellent preparation for further study of any of the Social Sciences, Criminology, Journalism, Law and Education degrees. Sociology is a key component of professional qualifications needed for jobs such as social work and care professions including nursing and police work. Sociology’s emphasis on controversy and critical thinking makes it a challenging area of study attracting the brightest contemporary thinkers to research it further at university.
Students wishing to take Sociology A-level need CC in English GCSE.