Sociology

In Sociology students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives. Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions.

Sociology’s subject matter is diverse, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. The purpose of Sociology is to understand how human actions both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures.

What will your child learn in our subject?

In Key Stage 4, Sociology students study a diverse range of topics, Through the topics of Studying Society, Families & Households, Education, Crime & Deviance, Mass Media and Social Inequality, students develop a range of skills including interpretation of data, analysis, interpretation and evaluation. Students are encouraged to develop an ability to question patterns and explanations for social changes taking place. It is thereofre essential that students possess an interest in current social affairs.Celebrating Success

Communication between home and school is deemed to be of real value in the Sociology department, with parents regularly being informed of their child’s progress, not only through the school’s tracking and monitoring systems but also on a more informal basis of emails and phone calls home.  Displaying students’ work, particularly at Open evenings is important and acts as a useful tool for those considering studying the subject themselves.

Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips

The department offers a range of extra-curricular activities, which students are invited to attend. Reading lists are advertised in the LRC, which encourage students to take an active, independent approach to their studies and offers recommendations of  interesting reads.

What is special about us?

Sociology at Tring School is taught by dedicated and passionate staff, who have a thirst for the subject. Students are well supported throughout their time in the department and student voice surveys  regularly highlight student enjoyment of the subject.