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High School


Sociology enables students to focus on their own experience of the social world, whilst encouraging them to build on this framework in order to analyse different aspects of contemporary society in a reflective and innovative way.   Students will learn about  power relationships and inequalities based on social class, gender and ethnicity; the usefulness of official crime statistics, victim surveys and self-reports; explanations for why people commit crime; reasons for the growth in family diversity; changes in relationships and roles within the family; patterns and trends in educational achievement according to social class, gender and ethnicity; effects of recent changes in the educational system; the relevance of sociological theory; and the usefulness of different research methods.