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Why study Sociology at Abbey College Birmingham?
Studying sociology at Abbey is unique as you are at the centre of one of the most multicultural cities in Britain. With the small class sizes discussions are mature and thought provoking allowing students to express their ideas and gain confidence in doing so. There is an exam focused approach adopted allowing every student the best possible chance.
You will study a variety of popular sociology topics. Including families and households and education where will ask questions such as why do some social groups fair better in the education system. Are some groups given an advantage? We will move on to the study of sociological views on religion - what function does religion serve, why the sudden increase in sects and cults? Are we becoming a secular society? We finish A2 with the study of crime and deviance which proves a popular subject.
Each lesson starts with a discussion about current affairs related to topics being studied which helps students to make links between sociological concepts and apply those readily to the world around them. This is often followed by a recap of previous learning often in the form of a quiz or discussion. During the lesson students will undertake a variety of activities including, discussions, debates, group work, presentations, paired work as well as individual work. Students are encouraged to contribute ideas and thoughts in debates and discussions which take place every lesson.
Higher Education Opportunities
Sociology is considered an academic subject in many universities and equips students with essential skills of discussion, debate, critical analysis and self-expression in addition to learning about religious beliefs and practices. These skills are required in many professions such as the law, caring professions such as social work, nursing, teaching, counselling, Police and the media. It is a subject that inspires thought and contemplation of the world we live in it also helps pupils understand the impact of individuals and their role in society.
Teaching staff: Shelagh Pape.
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