• Sociology is the study of social groups and the relationships between them. The world is full of sociological problems including poverty, racism, sexism, to name a few. Within this course you will spend your time learning about these social problems within crime, religion and education, what causes them and what impact they are having on individual lives. You will start to reflect on the world you live in through more eyes than just your own and learn to think critically about these different perspectives.

      Racism in British institutions

      Within sociology we study the issue of racism in more ways than one. We look at different institutions within society where racism permeates including education, job prospects, the police, and poverty. Below are a few short video clips to watch covering some of these issues.


      1.       https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/private-school-racism-black-students-state-exclusions-a9286021.html 

      2.       https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-22488893/sol-campbell-why-are-so-many-young-black-men-jobless  



      4.       https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/black-people-uk-times-die-covid-19-ons-200507092551289.html (health and poverty)

      After watching the short videos which look at some of these different areas of society where racism and inequality can be found, write a short summary of how it is not just the case surrounding George Floyd in America that has caused the protests and riots we are seeing across the UK today but rather is it a consequence of all these different areas of institutional racism coming to the brim.


    • Watch the video below of one of our Sociology students talk about their experiences in the subject. Can you pick out 3 pieces of information about the subject and one piece of crucial advice Erin gives for anyone who wants to study sociology?

    • If you would like to find out more about studying A Level Sociology at Huddersfield New College, please click here for the full course guide.