A Level Sociology
Why choose Sociology?
Sociology attracts students who are interested in current affairs and issues and in the society in which we all live. We will be looking at how society and everyday experiences shape our lives. In particular, we study patterns of behaviour within social groups and the impact of class, gender, ethnicity and age on social relationships. The focus of the course will be the UK, but references will be made to other cultures as well. You will look in particular at families and households, education, the mass media and crime and deviance.
How will I learn?
You will be involved in many different activities. You will be regularly asked to give your thoughts on the issues through debates and discussions as a whole class or in small groups. You might research on the Internet or in the library and produce your findings in a presentation or poster. You might watch documentaries and answer questions on relevant issues. You might examine studies performed by other social researchers to draw out strengths and weaknesses in their approach and conclusions. There will also be a series of homework assignments, based on the examination questions, set throughout the year.