Sociology is a dynamic subject that will develop your understanding of people and how they are affected by the society in which they live.
The study of A Level Sociology will focus on contemporary society and after doing this course you will never look at the news, politics or the criminal justice system in the same light again.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
You will be encouraged to develop your own sociological awareness and develop your critical and analytical skills in relation to everyday life.
You will study concepts and theoretical issues through three components:
• Socialisation and culture, understanding the processes of cultural transmission, socialisation and the acquisition of identity.
• Methods of sociological enquiry demonstrating knowledge of research methods and their relationship to theory.
• Power and stratification related to social class, gender, ethnicity and age.
The themes studied are applied to areas in society such as families and households, education and crime and deviance.
I have learnt a lot and I am really looking forward to pursuing this subject at university.