The world is changing faster than ever before. Traditional ways of thinking and acting have been replaced as revolutions, such as those of gender and I.C.T., have transformed society.
Sociology tries to understand the changes occurring in modern society. By doing this, it helps us to understand how our own lives are shaped and influenced by the social world around us.
Sociology promotes imagination and criticism. Through an introduction to a variety of ways of looking at societies, it challenged our taken-for-granted assumptions of how things are.
The topics you will study are:-
At AS there is a one hour exam on Families which is worth 20% of the total A level, and a two hour exam on education and methods worth 30% of the total A Level. At A2 you will have a one and a half hour exam on beliefs worth 20% of the total A level, and a two hour exam on crime and deviance worth 30%.
There is no coursework requirement—assessment is by examination only.