About the course

Sociology is the scientific study of human interaction.   At a very general level, Sociology can best be understood as the study of society. Society itself has a huge influence on what we do, how we think, and who we are.

Sociology is not simply thinking about the world. Sociology uses theoretical models and practical research to scientifically study society and provide explanations for why society exists as it does.

There is no one correct way to study the social world; instead, Sociology reflects a wide range of differing views about how the world can be analysed.  Instead of simply accepting society as it exists, Sociology helps people make sense of why these inequalities exist, assists in challenging the norms of any society, and aids in changing the inequalities that still occur.

Who is the course suitable for?

Sociology is the scientific study of people in groups.  Therefore the course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in human behaviour and a keen interest in current affairs.  Sociology will also provide you with a solid foundation in the Social Sciences if you wish to progress to further education or employment.  Sociology students have progressed from Grace Academy Darlaston to read degrees in a range of subjects including Law, nursing and education.

Entry Requirements

The requirements for this course are 5 A* – C GCSE (Including English and Maths).

Why Study?

Sociology is a tool that allows us to explore the world around us, and help us understand why the world exists as it does. Sociology asks us all to question the assumptions we hold about the world and its inhabitants whilst developing evaluative and analytical skills.  Truly a life changing education experience

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to take higher education in sociology and the social sciences.  As sociology provides a solid foundation for understanding human nature, sociology would therefore assist any profession which involves working with people such as teaching, social work, law and policing.

Why Grace Academy?

Sociology has been a popular and one of the most successful courses at Grace Academy Darlaston for many years and many students have used their A Level qualification to assist them to achieve a place at university.  The course is taught be an experienced member of staff who provides a supportive and enriching experience for all students.

I am glad that I took the advice and support that was offered, this gave me the confidence to succeed in my exams.

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