Students commence study of Sociology in Year 9 as a foundation year, and continue in Year 10 and Year 11.
We aim for Sociology to help our students make sense of the world they live in, encouraging them to develop an appreciation of diverse experience; sociology encourages tolerance and explores diversity, learning about choice and the fluid nature of changes within society. We want out students to be able to develop transferable skills such as self-confidence, effective verbal and written communication by utilising a range of methodological research skills, and be confident in the ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data. The premise of Sociology is to develop the students ‘sociological imagination’ and for them to understand the social world and our behaviour in it. Overall, we hope that studying Sociology will lead students to become critically thinking, all-rounded, active members of society.
The modules studied are:
- The sociology of families
- The sociology of education
- Social theory, methodology, and application.
- The sociology of crime & deviance
- The sociology of stratification