1) DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW STATEMENT
Sociology can be studied in conjunction with many subject combinations and particularly with Humanities – English/History/Philosophy and Ethics, Psychology & the Sciences. It requires the development of analytical, critical and evaluative skills – all highly regarded by universities and the professions such as Accountancy and Law. In the past, students who have studied Sociology have gone on to study Business, Criminology, Management, Marketing and Research, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Medicine and Dentistry.
All students have the opportunity to attend a subject conference at a local centre. Past students offer talks to classes on all aspects of study: preparing for public examinations, study skills, retaining motivation, managing the subject content in folders.
All students have the opportunity to conduct a piece of small scale research, with findings published to a wider audience.
4) HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD
i) Ideally provide a separate, quiet area for study
ii) Sociology looks at topical issues, talk about the subject content and its impact on society
iii) Do spot checks on essay marks and test scores
For further information, contact: A Goddard/P Derlacki