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Sociology is for students who are interested in people and their behaviour. Sociology asks lots of questions about the relationships between groups of people within society and explores issues of identity, inequality and power.

It is a topic that allows you  to see your social world in a different way and question assumptions about the way that you live. Through the course students will improve their skills in research, analysis and critical reasoning.



In Key stage 4 study a combination of core and optional topics which are delivered over a three year course following the EDUQAS GCSE Sociology qualification.


Sociology is designed to foster in learners an understanding and critical awareness of the social world around them. The specification focuses on the importance of social structure in explaining social issues. Learners will be encouraged to explore and debate contemporary social issues to enable them to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and to question their everyday understanding of social phenomena. 


By following this course, learners will develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary social world. This specification will develop learners' ability to think sociologically in relation to their experience of the social world around them so that they are able to play a positive, active and informed role in society.​



A Level in Sociology specification provides students with the exciting opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and reflect on social issues that are often relevant to their own social experiences. They open up the possibility for fascinating discussions, for example ‘what impact do digital forms of communication have on social relations?’, ‘how do sociologists investigate inequality in society?’ and ‘what are the patterns and trends of religion in relation to social class?’ 


Students can acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes. They have the opportunity to develop a broad set of desirable key skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives. Developing strong critical thinking skills and being able to consider issues with a global outlook will be of huge benefit to your students moving forward, whether this is in further education, the workplace or society in general.

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