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Sociology at Eaton Bank Academy

Course description

Ever wondered why girls achieve more highly than boys in at GCSE? Or why black people are 3 times more likely to be arrested than white people? Sociology can give you some answers. Sociology is the study of society, of people and their behaviour. Sociologists study a wide range of topics such as childhood, crime, human rights, marriage, and education. It aims to develop theories, using evidence based on research, to explain human behaviour and the workings of society.

Sociological research is used to inform a wide range of decisions in all areas of public life often through government policy. Sociologists will help formulate policies and actions on teenage pregnancies, crime rates and domestic violence, for example.

Sociology, above all, is a subject that asks questions about our society and the people that live in it. If you are interested in people’s behaviour it will fascinate, challenge and may even surprise you.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eaton Bank Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years