Sociology is a stimulating and dynamic subject. Students study individuals within a social setting, which includes groups, organisations, cultures and societies’ and the inter-relationships between them. Students will also study social institutions such as the family, education, law, politics, the media, and religion.
A Level Sociology encourages learners to:
– acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes;
– understand and evaluate sociological methodology and a range of research methods through active involvement in the research process;
– develop skills that enable individuals to focus on their personal identity, roles and responsibilities within society;
– develop a lifelong interest in social issues with reference to Wales in particular.
Sociology is useful for a range of university courses and careers including: community work, housing management, teaching, personnel management, police force, probation service, public sector administration, social work and welfare advice work.
6 GCSEs A* – C. GCSE English Language grade C or above is recommended.