Sociology Teacher: Mrs Jenny Dobbs
“The study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society”
Sociology is the study of societies and institutions, their effects on people and how people operate within them. This can be studied through many methods, by looking at families, education, crime and deviance, beliefs, and many other factors. There are many interpretations about society and many criticisms of these theories, making it a dynamic subject that allows young adults to think about how societies are shaped.
Students of Sociology will:
- Acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes.
- Appreciate the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in sociological debate.
- Understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods.
In the AS year, students will investigate how education and families affect society and vice versa. Research methodologies must also be considered to fully understand the socialisation process. At A2, students will have the opportunity to investigate beliefs in society, as well as crime and deviance. Students engage with most topics within Sociology as they are able to readily relate to them.