Welcome to Sociology

Sociology is studied at GCSE and A Level. It is a 100% exam based subject with exams at the end of the final year. 

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of society, human social behaviour and its origins, development, organisations, and institutions. A goal for many sociologists is to conduct research which may be applied directly to social policy and welfare to address a problem within society, for example poverty. Studying Sociology will allow you to develop an understanding of how the world in which we live can influence our experiences of it. This course encourages you to question society and the world around you providing you with the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills and a level of understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods. You will investigate various aspects of our social world in an attempt to look beyond commonsense perceptions and uncover the ‘true’ nature of our society and the reasons why it is the way it is.

Useful links and resources:

www.quizlet.com - online key word tester. Just search Sociology and the topic that you want to test yourself on. 

https://www.senecalearning.com/ - test your knowledge and revise key concepts. Just type in Sociology and choose either GCSE or A Level. 

www.bbc.co.uk/news  - keep up to date with what's going on in the world so that you can use contemporary examples in your long answer questions

https://revisesociology.com/  - Summary of key ideas and videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse -  Youtube videos which cover all of the key concepts and ideas.