Sociology is an exciting subject, ideal for a student open to questioning and challenging situations and events that occur in everyday life. Through studying this course students develop intellectual, investigative, discursive, and persuasive skills, together with utilising research skills including methodology common to a range of Social Science subjects, e.g. interviews, questionnaires, observations etc. Sociology encourages lateral thinking by analysing different viewpoints and arguments put forward by various political and sociological thinkers.
A good GCSE in a Humanities subject, e.g. History, Geography, Citizenship, Geography, Sociology or Psychology is an advantage if electing to take this course.
Assessment in this course: 100% exam based. There is no coursework, but you will be required to write regular essays in preparation for the exams.
Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and Maths.