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Sociology at Moorlands Sixth Form College

Course description

Sociology is the study of society.  It is concerned with analysing group and individual behaviour. 

Course content

Education.  This is compulsary module that looks at the question of who succeeds/fails within the education process and why.

Methods in context.  Students apply their sociological knowledge to educaitonal research e.g. school sub-cultures.

Research methods. Studying research methods that sociologists use and the reason why they use them.

Crime and deviance.  Who commits crime and why.  Who are the victims of crime.  Are we too 'soft' on criminals.  What can we do to reduce crime.

Plus additional topics of family and households and beliefs in society.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 higher grades at GCSE including English and maths.



Future opportunities

Sociology is very much a ‘people’ subject that is suited to many careers, these include; nursing, teaching, social work, counselling, police and probation work and a number of related careers. Sociology also blends well with many subjects, particularly Psychology, History, English and Health & Social Care.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moorlands Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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