What is covered?
Sociology is the study of society. Sociologists study patterns of human behaviour and belief, investigating how this affects you, your identity, your opportunities and your behaviour. It explores relationships between people, their social groups and institutions around them. It examines how you are influenced by your family, school, social class, gender and ethnicity. Sociologists try to understand and answer questions about the world around us and, as such, is a subject where multiple different perspectives co-exist.
Sociology looks at contemporary issues such as:
What will I need to do?
The course is assessed through written examinations at the end of the two year course.
Why study Sociology at LCS?
Sociology combines the acquisition of many transferable skills in reasoning and critical assessment, with knowledge about human society and culture. You will develop the following skills and knowledge that will be particularly useful in higher education:
9-6 grade in GCSE English.
Higher Education and career opportunities
While many sociology graduates enter work in a social or welfare role, others go into a wide variety of jobs throughout the public and private sectors. Examples include: academic research and teaching, journalism, advertising and consumer research, media, law, charitable sector, social work, police and criminology, local and central government, NGOs and tourism development.