Sociology

Sociology

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Curriculum

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  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
  • Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)
  • Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)

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Introduction

Is there anybody else like you? You’ll probably answer ‘no’. We like to think of ourselves as individuals, and to see ourselves as unique. Sociology does not deny this individuality, but it does argue that many of us have certain things in common.

Most of us live in social groups – families, communities, nations; we are affected by them and develop bonds with them. We are individuals, but also members of society, and we change our behaviour according to the situation we are in.

Are you interested in people and how they live their lives?

Will families exist in the future?

Will children always go to school?

Should the rich be forced to give money to the poor?

These are questions a sociologist may ask…

Sociology is a popular subject at AS and A2 level, particularly amongst those students who wish to combine the study of traditional subjects with a new discipline which offers fresh insights into human life.

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