My students often ask me, “What is sociology?” and I tell them, “It’s the study of the way in which human beings are shaped by things they don’t see”. Sam Richards
Sociology studies how society works. It will help you to understand how individuals fit into a wider social network and encourage you to question beliefs about society which you may have previously taken forgranted. Sociologists are interested in how society works and the extent to which our behaviour can be shaped by our social class, age, gender and race.
Sociology is about your life and the work around you. It is a subject that you will have experience of and one that will help you to understand many aspects of your future. Good sociologists are open-minded, able to analyse information and see things from more than one point of view.
Sociology is a really exciting subject and many students who study sociology at GCSE also go on to study the subject at A level.
Mr I Dawson: Head of Sociology
Mr P Warren: Sociology