What we are trying to achieve with students
Sociology is the study of how societies function and change. It is about how people affect or are affected by institutions in society. Family attitudes and their political persuasions,; how criminal activities are dealt with by the judicial system; and the emphasis put on education and the economy all have an impact on people's lives and determine how we live our lives.
The study of Sociology enables students to understand how and why people behave in different ways. It gives them a holistic view of a range of different societies.
Sociology prepares students for a wide range of professions, the social services, medical professions, criminology, justice, probation, the civil service, town planning and many more. We aim to inspire students to take an interest in the society around them and give them the skills to work with people from many different backgrounds.
The courses we run
Students follow the AQA Sociology specification. At AS level students study SCLY1 Families and Households and SCLY2 Education and Sociological Methods. At A2 level students study SCLY 3 Global Development and SCLY 4 Crime and Deviance; Theory and Methods.
Items of particular interest
Students recently attended a session at Reading Crown Court where they were able to watch a wide variety of cases being tried in order to support their Crime and Deviance unit in Year 13.