Sociology Overview

Our Vision

Our vision is to equip students with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and understanding necessary to navigate the complexities of the modern world.

We strive to provide students with an informative journey through the study of society and human behaviour.

Sociology Curriculum

Through our curriculum, we aim to inspire students to explore the intricate webs of social interactions, institutions, and cultural forces that shape society. By delving into topics such as family, education and media, allowing individuals to gain a deeper understanding of how these social phenomena impact individuals and communities.

The course, aims to nurture curiosity and foster a deep appreciation for the diversity of human experiences and cultures. By exploring various social issues, interactions, and structures, we help students develop empathy and an open-minded approach to different perspectives.

Sociology Pedagogy

Students start by learning the basics of sociology, what it is, and why it’s important. They will explore key terms and concepts that sociologists use to understand human behaviour and society.

Throughout the course, students analyse real-life examples, conduct research, and discuss different viewpoints. It encourages critical thinking and helps you see the world from different angles.

  • Education and Achievement: Here, Students examine how education systems work and why some students do better than others. Factors like class, ethnicity, and gender will be considered to understand educational achievement.
  • Family and Relationships: This topic looks at the different types of families and how they function. Students study marriage, divorce, parenting, and how families are affected by changes in society.
  • Research Methods: This is about how sociologists gather information and data to study society. Students learn about surveys, interviews, and other methods used to understand human behaviour.
  • Theory and Methods: This topic covers the major sociological theories, like Marxism and Functionalism, and how they help us make sense of the world. Students also study different sociological approaches and perspectives.

By the end of A-level Sociology, students will have a better understanding of society, people’s behaviour, and the forces shaping our lives.