Sociology is a recent addition to the St Andrew's curriculum and is available to students at both GCSE and A level.
It is possible to start the subject at Advanced level or to proceed to the AS course after completing the GCSE. It is a subject that complements a variety of other A level subjects, in particular, History, RS, English as well as the other Social Science subjects, Psychology, Economics and Business Studies.
A hugely popular subject of study at University, students can choose to study for a Sociology degree or pursue a more vocational or applied course in subjects such a Social Policy and Administration, Management or Media. Sociology is also extremely useful to any students considering a future career in Law, Government or Politics.
GCSE students follow the CIE Specification, covering topics such as Sociological Methods, Crime and Deviance and the Sociology of the Family.
AS and A2 courses also study the CIE syllabus which provide students with a deeper understanding of how Societies work, how Social Change happens and how stable (and unstable) Societies come about. There is no coursework and both levels are assessed by examinations at the end of the year.
Results in Sociology in both 2011 and 2012 have been outstanding at all levels.