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Course Outline

Sociology at Prospect is an interesting and exciting course about issues that affect everyday lives. We aim to give students a critical understanding of British society. It is thought provoking and controversial and so a general interest in discussing current moral and social issues is essential. Students will study units on key social structures:

  • Families and Households
  • Education
  • Mass Media
  • Crime and Deviance

There is also a unit on sociological theories and research methodology.

Skills Required

Good communication and presentation skills will be a real asset. Good essay writing skills. Understanding of research methods.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English at grade 5 or above.
  • Four other GCSE grade 5 (or equivalent) or above.

Future opportunities

Sociology is valuable for those students interested in Higher Education or considering a job in the professions such as law, media, public services and teaching. The subject is also very relevant to management training and the business world.

Mrs M Scott
Head of Social Sciences
mscott@prospect.reading.sch.uk

Ms M Morris
Deputy Headteacher and Sociology Teacher
mmorris@prospect.reading.sch.uk

Miss L McCabe
Associate Assistant Headteacher and Sociology Teacher
lmccabe@prospect.reading.sch.uk