Sociology at Immanuel College is an A-Level only subject that focuses on a study of society and how people interact in groups. A-Level Sociology examines social behaviour from a variety of perspectives: how it originates and then develops, and the ways people are organised into groups according to distinctions such as class, gender and race. A- Level Sociology also looks at the institutions and forces which shape and are shaped by groups within our society, such as the media and our education system.
We expect our students to be passionate about how our society is constructed. This course will ask you to look more critically at those institutions that surround our everyday life. Our students are interested in how important factors such as families, gender and religion can play significant roles in how society is constructed, but also how society can construct these factors through the media.
Many sociology graduates are attracted to careers that centre on the challenges and demands that members of our society face. This leads to roles in social services, education, the criminal justice system and the voluntary sector.