Have you ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? Or how influential the media is on our life choices? Maybe you’ve asked yourself why men are statistically more likely to commit a crime? Or whether educational failure and success is a result of intelligence, or something more?
You will learn various skills, including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to apply evidence to support arguments, how to conduct research investigations, and develop critical thinking skills. You will also develop a strong knowledge of society, alongside the ability to critically evaluate and analyse information. The relevance of sociology to everyone means your learning will be relevant to everyday life.
A level Sociology will address these questions through the examination of cultural relationships, social interactions and research. Sociology is the study of individual and institutional relationships within society. In order to try and understand society, thinkers employ scientific research to support their arguments.
A level Sociology can lead to degree courses such as social science and humanities. The study of sociology could lead to careers in public relations, teaching, civil service, management and business, journalism, social work, probation service, youth and community work, or nursing.