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    So ive been out of education for around 8 years now. I took English, sociology and psychology at A level after leaving school and although i enjoyed them i had to leave college for financial reasons. Ive been working various jobs since then and have unfortunately not had to use my brain in many of them. Im hoping to start an access course in Febuary with the goal being university. The access course is on psychology and sociology , but its suddenly struck me that i remember very little,if any, of what i was taught so would basically be starting from scratch. Does anyone know of any useful websites or books for entry level psych and soc? I plan on doing as much research as possible before feb, and trying to kickstart my brain after it being dormant for so long, but im not sure where to start?
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    Sociology Central has been an absolute godsend for me and would be a really good place to start if you want to brush up on the key theories (functionalism marxism etc). It has some really in depth analysis of certain studies as well eg Durkheim and suicide. Ken Browne's 'An Introduction to Sociology' is also a good starting point for an overview on the basics, although that book is more primed towards GCSE level sociology and doesn't go in depth on theory or theorists it is a good place to start.

    Hope this helps
    Sociology Central link-
    http://sociology.org.uk/

    PS: Don't worry too much about the gap! I'd been out of school for a decade before I went back to resit GCSE's last year and started my access course this year. You'll be surprised how fast you get back into the swing of things
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    (Original post by 10yearslate)
    Sociology Central has been an absolute godsend for me and would be a really good place to start if you want to brush up on the key theories (functionalism marxism etc). It has some really in depth analysis of certain studies as well eg Durkheim and suicide. Ken Browne's 'An Introduction to Sociology' is also a good starting point for an overview on the basics, although that book is more primed towards GCSE level sociology and doesn't go in depth on theory or theorists it is a good place to start.

    Hope this helps
    Sociology Central link-
    http://sociology.org.uk/

    PS: Don't worry too much about the gap! I'd been out of school for a decade before I went back to resit GCSE's last year and started my access course this year. You'll be surprised how fast you get back into the swing of things
    Thank you very much! Will have a ganders now.
 
 
 
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