Sociology can be defined as the ‘study of society’. Specifically, it examines how people relate to each other in social groups such as families, schools and workplaces. The course examines issues of gender, social class, ethnicity and age, and how these impact on our lives. Students will learn to analyse and evaluate complex debates, arguments, concepts and theories concerning people and their behaviour in 21st Century society. The course develops the student’s critical and evaluative skills in explaining the complexities of contemporary society, and encourages them to question things that are ordinarily taken for granted.
Examination board: AQA