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Is the course difficult?
Sociology is a challenging, academic subject and, as such, is highly regarded by universities and employers. In order to succeed, students will be required to read widely for this course.
How is the course taught?
This course is taught by Mrs Levenson. Students studying Sociology can expect to use a variety of learning methods in their lessons, including group work, debate, and guided reading.
What skills can be gained from the course?
Sociology students are encouraged to think independently and approach new subjects with an enquiring mind. They will develop their skills of analysis and problem solving. They will also build on their communication and oral skills. This means the course combines well with History, English, Psychology and Politics in particular.
Who is this course suitable for?
Sociologists study people in society, looking at groups like the immediate family, larger ones like a school or workplace, very large institutions like the education system or the political system, and whole societies like Scotland or Britain. Put simply, sociology is the attempt to understand how society works. It provides description and analysis of the patterns and structures in human relationships, and encourages us to see the world through the eyes of other people.