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Sociology

Sociology is the study of society and human behaviour. The subject covers a broad range of topics including gender equality, race and culture, politics and class structures. Students use data and empirical research to explore these social issues from different perspectives.

Applying human behaviour to the heart of policy making can develop stronger societies, while also helping people make better decisions for themselves. Sociology students learn how policy can improve equality, reduce crime and improve national health and wellbeing. From supporting an ageing population to increasing economic productivity, sociology plays an important role in finding solutions to global challenges.

Our Approach

We teach Sociology at A Level and undergraduate level. For prospective Sociology undergraduate students, we provide support with personal statements and UCAS applications.

Exam Boards

We have experienced teachers with knowledge of the following exam boards:

  • AQA
  • CIE
  • OCR

Wider Reading

We encourage Sociology students to read widely and link their learning to current affairs. Our Sociology specialists recommend the following resources to get you started:

Happiness

Equality and Diversity in the workplace

Personal Finance

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness, Thaler and Sunstein

  • What is the affect of experiential vs material purchases on individual happiness?
  • How can charity improve happiness?
  • What is unconscious bias?
  • How does Applied make recruitment smarter, fairer and more diverse?
  • How can thoughtful “choice architecture” improve personal finance?
  • Why was the ‘opt in’ scheme for pension contributions successful?