Sociology is an engrossing subject because it concerns our own lives as human beings. All humans are social - we could not develop as children, or exist as adults, without having social ties to others. Society is thus the very condition of human existence.
As young sociologists studying at AS/A level, students will seek to understand both how, as individuals, all of us are influenced by the wider society, and at the same time how we actively alter that society through our own actions.
In order to grasp this core idea, a wide range of topics are covered during the course which many students find very enjoyable. These include Education, Crime and Deviance, The Mass Media, Religion and The Family.
There is also the opportunity for students to carry out their own piece of sociological research which can count for a substantial percentage of their overall mark.