Sociology is the academic study of social behaviour, its origins, development, organization, and institutions. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, social disorder and social change.
- Standard Entry Requirements
- Grade 4 (C) in English Language or Literature and a minimum of a 3 (D) in Maths and
- At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above (1 Vocational or Technical Qualification at Merit or above may be counted) and
- Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table) and
- Grade 4 (C or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
After finishing school I was ready to study some new subjects. The Bedford Sixth Form appealed to me because of the variety of subjects on offer and I chose Sociology, Economics and Politics.
I’m really enjoying the Sociology course, particularly the work on education where we look at differences such as gender, ethnicity and class. I also enjoy studying crime. In a recent unit on corporate crime we were all given an area to focus on and my group chose to look at the Grenfell Tower incident.
Sociology is a good subject to choose because you are always looking at things from different viewpoints and in different ways.
You will be offered revision workshops as a core part of this course.
In addition, there will be opportunities for students to hear from a range of guest speakers, both inside and outside of sixth form.
- Attend punctually and regularly
- Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
- Participate in class activity and discussions
- Take responsibility for your own learning
- Treat everyone with respect
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