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Course overview

Sociology is concerned with the study of contemporary society, as well as with more personal and localised issues, such as the place of the family in society and the role of religion.

The course is concerned with the reasons for conflict and stability and is dedicated to getting answers which lie deeper than simple common sense. Sociology develops critical and analytical skills and is an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. It is a dynamic subject and it is essential that students keep abreast of current affairs. This includes regular reading of quality newspapers and watching news and relevant current affairs programmes on television.

Course content

  • Education with Theory and Methods – Education, Methods in Context, Theory and Methods
  • Topics in Sociology – Families and Households, The Media
  • Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods – Crime and Deviance, Theory and Research Methods


An A level in Sociology provides an excellent background for careers in law, journalism, the caring professions, policing, the civil service, advertising, market research, teaching and a range of management and business areas.