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Sociology at Wollaston School

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Sociology is the scientific study of society. It requires students to objectively assess the influence of key features of society on the individual. Whilst personal opinion is valid, it must be supported by evidence and opposing viewpoints must be considered.  To help develop the critical skills which are needed to view society objectively, sociology students should be encouraged to use their knowledge and understanding to explain every day events. Discussion about issues in the news, or what happened during the day are a good opportunity for students to consolidate their understanding and expand their critical skills. These skills are vital in coursework which students must undertake individually. An active interest in the topic under study and healthy debate about the issues which surround it will be helpful. Coursework Requirements One piece of coursework is submitted. It is worth 20% of the overall mark. Students carry out an individual research project on a sociological issue. They collect data and analyse the results in a sociological manner.

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Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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