Studying Sociology gives students the opportunity to delve deeper into society and understand how it functions through critically examining ways of life. It aims to create responsible citizens with awareness of social issues such as inequality, prejudice and discrimination, and encourage students to lead healthy and happy lives by developing awareness of social issues which they can apply in their own lives. The knowledge and skills gained in Sociology aims to create students who are confident in developing and expressing their own informed opinions but are also respectful of the views of others.
In Year 10 students will look at the basic concepts of Sociology before applying them to two different units which cover social issues, structures and processes and the concept of the family. At the end of the year we will look at the topic of Education as we move into Year 11.In Year 11 students will cover the topics of Crime and Deviance, Social Stratification and Research Methods as they continue to build upon the foundation laid down in Year 10.