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Sociology is the study of society and of people and their behaviour. It is an evidence-based subject - this means it is not just about personal opinions.

Sociologists create theories and then collect evidence by carrying out research to work out whether the theories are true or not. They investigate the structure of groups, social institutions (like the family, school and prisons) and how people interact within these settings.

The methods that are used are theoretical analysis, statistics and observation.

Some of the theories we will explore are Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism and Interactionalism.

Head of Subject - Mrs L Martin

 All plans for sixth form programmes of study at Bishop Stopford School are provisional, dependent on student numbers and government policy.