Through studying Sociology, students are able to go on trips e.g. conferences which enhance their understanding of the subject. This also gives students the opportunity to speak to university lecturers, tour prospective universities and find out what Sociology at university will be like.
They get the opportunity to lead assemblies and educate the younger students about the issues raised in our communities and societies. Students take part in debates and make and stage presentations to the rest of the class. Practitioners are also part of the learning process and give students a feel of what life is like using sociology.
Students will develop skills in group and team work, become independent learners and debate controversial issues relating to a range of human and societal issues, including the economy, work, gender, race, social inequalities, social norms, deviance, the social environment, organisations, religion, class, relationships and health.
Students will also develop their knowledge and understanding of research methods, judging and evaluating complex information, developing their ability to understand, scrutinise and re-assess common perceptions of the social world. Sociology helps to create well-rounded individuals with key skills essential for university and the workplace.