Sociology is about you. It is to help you have a wider knowledge and understanding of the society in which you live. As members of society all students should come to the course equipped with some knowledge of the social world, but through the study of sociology they will develop a deeper understanding of this social world and examine issues that directly affect the way of life in Britain. During the course the students examine the topics of families and households, education and sociological methods, beliefs in society, crime and deviance, theory and methods. The course enables students to consolidate their knowledge of contemporary social processes.
Students should have a GCSE 5 grade, or higher, in History or a similar subject e.g. Geography or English.