Sociology A level at Sir Bernard Lovell School
If you have a lively and enquiring mind and enjoy debating and researching topical and controversial issues then this is the course for you! Sociology will provide you with the opportunity to study subjects that are relevant to your life and experiences. Sociology is the study of societies and how they shape people’s ideas, their actions and their cultures, and how in turn, people interact together and shape their societies. The following questions will give you a flavour of the course: Why are you four times more likely to divorce if you are working class than middle class? Is the family in decline? Why do working class children do less well in school? Why is the rate of mental illness higher for married women than single women, yet higher for single men than married men?
Sociology can be studied at degree level or it can provide a good basis for other careers e.g. Police force, social work, teaching, nursing as well as being a way into self development and a greater sensitivity towards others. It gives you the knowledge to build constructive arguments and insight into the ‘truth’ of how our society functions.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Bernard Lovell School directly.