The sociologist’s aim is to understand and explain how societies work and why they change. Sociology is the study of human societies and of human behaviour in social settings. It uses social categories (such as class, sex, age, or ethnicity), and various social institutions (such as family, the media, education, politics, or crime) to look at how humans interact with each other. The A Level course aims to develop skills such as critical thinking, analysis and essay writing.
Once the course starts in September students will be given access to Year 1 and 2 textbooks which will provide the basis to complete the course. Students are expected to undertake wider reading around the course and will be provided with a list of recommended readings.
Good combinations of other subjects to study with Sociology:
History, English, Psychology, Religious Studies, Geography.