This is only taught at KS5 (Sixth Form).

Sociology A level

Most people are interested in social issues. Newspapers and television programmes explore subjects like crime and punishment, whether in serious debate or soap operas. As well as being interesting, such issues are important for understanding our social world and planning for its future. What is needed is not opinions based on impressions and prejudice, but ways of studying society in a systematic way, in order to find out how it really operates and what the facts are behind the arguments. This is what sociologists try to do. They study society and attempt to explain how it works.

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