Head of Department: Luke Jenner
Are your beliefs, desires and choices the product of society or is society the product of our beliefs, desires and choices? If this question interests you, then you should consider Sociology.
It is the scientific study of society and all the social relationships and institutions that exist within it. This subject is ideal for the enquiring mind.
The kind of person who will succeed as a sociologist is someone who is not afraid to challenge or defend their views, someone who is open to new ideas and not scared of forming new opinions.
In Year 12, you will gain a broad understanding of what studying sociology entails by looking at what makes up ones culture and identity, and by honing various data collection and interpretation skills.
The second part of the course focuses on extending these skills through looking at the sociology of the youth.
The examinations will be a mixture of short, medium and essay-length questions focusing on practical information, as well as the analytical skills learned during the course.
Will be set in various forms such as assignments, research and wider reading to gain a deeper understanding in the subject. The course will rely on students independently reading beyond the basic course specification.
Enrichment and Extra-Curricular
Students have the opportunity to visit sociological institutions, outside speakers, career development talks and conferences.
Sociology can be invaluable in a whole range of careers. The skills taught would be useful in Media, Criminal Justice, marketing and teaching.