The general aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the sociological approach to studying human societies. This will be achieved by developing and using analytical skills to investigate sociological approaches to studying society, research methods used and the relationships that exist amongst individuals, groups and institutions as viewed from different sociological perspectives and theories.
Culture and Identity
The general aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop their ability to use sociological concepts, theories and research to investigate features of culture and identity in a changing social world. Learners will consider their own and others’ cultural experiences to develop an understanding of cultural identity and diversity.
Social Issues – Scotland
The general aim of this Unit is to develop learners’ sociological understanding of contemporary social issues by enabling them to acquire skills in evaluating and applying sociological theories and research evidence. Learners will develop skills in using a range of sources, including research evidence, to justify points of view.
Options within the units offer personalisation and choice from areas of sociological study.
English, Maths or Sociology at National 5.
Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
Part time (evening)
Health and Wellbeing