Sociology is about the study of societies, how they work and how they change.
You will learn how societies shape people’s ideas and behaviour and how in turn, people interact and shape their societies. You will also have the chance to consider your own experience of the world around you and to develop the knowledge and skills needed to play a part within the community. During the course of this programme of study, students have the opportunity to visit the Law Courts in Wolverhampton where they receive a talk on the processes involved and a chance to stand in the dock! They can then sit in on real trials, some of which have been real eye openers! Students can relate to the course content and enjoy the topics covered. Student achievement is good. The department has a good record of adding value to student performance.
The qualification will enable you to move on to further study and is particularly useful if you want to carry on to AS/A level Sociology.
The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.
On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!