Sociology at The Blandford School
Sociology is the study of people in groups. Students study research that tries to understand and explain how society works and changes. They also learn how to carry out research themselves. Are you interested in: How society is run Why some people have more than others How to get power Theoretical debate Designing questionnaires and surveys to research issues.
During the first year you will study: i) Youth and culture, including: How identity is developed and the way peer groups can alter behaviour. It examines the transition from childhood to the adult world and many students find this unit relevant to their life experiences. ii) Education, including: Functions and types of school, class, gender and ethnic issues, Differences in achievement and social policy. Research methods: including questionnaires, observation. During the second year course you will study: Issues surrounding inequality Crime.
Standard entry requirement (5+ A*-C at GCSE inc. English).
Leading to a career in: Politics Government research Human resources The youth service The probation service Journalism.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Blandford School directly.