Sociology at Post 16

Level 3 – Sociology

Duration: 2 Years

Sociology is the scientific study of society. It is about all kinds of social relationships that people share with each other; in their families, in their schools and in work.

The methods developed by sociologists are used in many other academic areas such as in market research and management studies.

Topics studied by sociologists include all varieties of human experience. The ‘A’ level course concentrates on theory, family, education, beliefs in society and the study of crime and deviance.

Social theory is important in Sociology. It teaches that there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to studying the way that people live together. What is important for a sociologist is the ability to evaluate evidence and choose between possible explanations.

Students learn some of the methods used by sociologists and apply their knowledge to participate in discussions and develop opinions.