Department | Sociology2021-01-19T11:00:56+00:00

Department | Sociology

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Mrs. F. Millar
Head of Department

Subject Information

The aim of the Sociology department is to make you think about the social world in an entirely different way. It challenges preconceptions about life and makes you critically analyse institutions and political policies. We study the ways that our world is changing today, not only in Britain but across the world, examining a wide variety of influences from the impact of new technologies to the changing nature of personal relationships. Sociology explores the multiple forms of power and inequality in the world today and how they affect the lives of all of us. By joining together the social, cultural, political and economic dimensions of social life, Sociology gives you the tools you need to understand the key events of our time and how they are linked to the main forces and institutions that shape the modern world. Pupils need to have an interest in the world around them and be willing to keep up with current affairs.

As well as developing an understanding of modern societies and of how they are changing today, students acquire a wide range of transferable skills such as the ability to write clearly and analytically about complex issues, to engage effectively in argument and debate, and to analyse qualitative and quantitative data. Previous students of the course have commented on the usefulness of their sociological knowledge at university, no matter the course they have studied.

As well as developing an understanding of modern societies and of how they are changing today, students acquire a wide range of transferable skills such as the ability to write clearly and analytically about complex issues, to engage effectively in argument and debate, and to analyse qualitative and quantitative data. Previous students of the course have commented on the usefulness of their sociological knowledge at university, no matter the course they have studied.

Sociology does not limit the range of options to be studied at degree. Previous pupils have gone on to study law, medicine, social work, business, journalism and actuarial science to name but a few. The range is wide! Degrees in the subject can also be used in a wide range of careers.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/sociology

  • Michelle Obama – majored in sociology at Princeton University before she met her husband Barack Obama and became first lady of the US.

  • James Blunt – the singer-songwriter has a degree from the University of Bristol.

  • Ronald Reagan – the actor and former US president majored in sociology and economics.

Department Blog Posts

2408, 2021

Excellent Results at RSA

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Excellent Results at RSA The wait finally ended for pupils of The Royal School, Armagh as they collected their A Level and their GCSE results on Tuesday 10 and [...]

2603, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO LUCY ADDIS – WINNER OF THE SCHOOLS SCIENCE WRITING COMPETITION

By |March 26th, 2021|Categories: Chemistry, English, News, Physics, Science|Tags: , |0 Comments

CONGRATULATIONS TO LUCY ADDIS - WINNER OF THE SCHOOLS SCIENCE WRITING COMPETITION MICHAELMAS TERM 2020 Pictured: Lucy alongside The Headmaster, Mr. Montgomery with her certificate and published article [...]

1402, 2021

Cyberfirst Girls Competition 2021 – Online Round

By |February 14th, 2021|Categories: Computing, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Introduction For the third year running, The Royal School Armagh has participated in the GCHQ's annual 'CyberFirst Girls Competition'. Last year, we were delighted to reach the regional finals [...]

212, 2020

House Competition: Winners of the Pumpkin Competition announced

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Congratulations to the following pupils who won house points for their respective Houses: 1. Emily Dunwoody (D’Arcy) 2. Edythe Qua (Armstrong) 3. Reuben McDowell (Rokeby) 4. Laura Lu (Beresford) [...]

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