Welcome to Sociology
Ms J E Hancock BA Head of Subject
Sociology is about people. If you are interested in human activity, behaviour and organisation, you will be interested in Sociology. In studying the topics outlined below, the AS and A2 courses allow students to evaluate sociological theories and evidence that explain human behaviour and the workings of society.
The stand alone one-year AS qualification provides a lively and interesting introduction to Sociology as well as a sound basis for progression to full A Level and courses in Higher Education. Students will study two main themes through a series of topics shown below. The themes are:
- Socialisation, culture and identity.
- Social differentiation, power and stratification.
Government and Politics Course:
Politics is about power and ideas and it determines the public life of society. The study of politics at ‘A’ level gives the student the opportunity to inform themselves of contemporary political events, issues and changes in the political system.
In the course of their studies, students will use newspapers, weekly news journals, news and current affairs programmes and relevant text books. They will become familiar with political
concepts, their application and the historical context in which decisions are made, through studying selected aspects of the government and politics of the UK and the USA.