Martin Luther King, Tony Blair, Michelle Obama and past president, Ronald Reagan all have something in common – not only were they all very influential leaders in their own right but they have also all studied sociology. This should come as no surprise as the subject equips students with the ability to identify and understand the processes, methods and concepts that shape lives, create experiences, solve problems and explore possibilities in the modern world.
Because sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is a rapidly expanding field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who lead in the fields of politics, law, business and education.
Sociologists understand social inequality, patterns of behaviour, forces for social change and resistance, and the workings of social systems. Sociology is an exciting discipline with expanding opportunities for a wide range of careers.
Method of assessment
A level: Assessment is by three written exams at the end of the course.
Paper 1: Education with Methods in Context
Paper 2: Topics in Sociology, including Families and Households and Stratification
Paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods