At the Hundred of Hoo Academy, we place great emphasis on offering a broad curriculum that encompasses the academic and the social development of our pupils. Sociology is a subject that develops both the academic and social understanding of those that study it.

Sociology is the study of the social part of us, the pattern of interaction with other people which is necessary to our very existence. Sociology has been described as 'the scientific study of human group behaviour' and 'the application of scientific methods of inquiry to the puzzles of social life‟. We all participate in any number of social groups, many of which overlap. Sociologists study how and why these groups interact with each other and how the interactions affect their members. Such analyses not only yields a clearer understanding of society and its components, but also allow sociologists to see both the causes and the possible remedies for our social problems.


This is the second year that Sociology has been an option, although the Academy had previously delivered the subject prior to 2012 with excellent outcomes. As the option with the largest cohort for the academic year 2015/16, Sociology is certainly a popular subject and we look forward to matching that with academic success.