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Sociology

The Sociology curriculum will enable students to participate in our interconnected world with understanding and humanity, and the higher-level skills needed for the knowledge-based economy. Through the study of Sociology, students will examine social phenomena that affect people's lives in profound ways. Sociology is the study of society and of people and their behaviour. It is an evidence-based subject - this means it is not just about personal opinions.

Our curriculum purpose in Sociology is to develop understanding of contemporary society and to foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity. This provides an awareness of the importance of social structures and social action in explaining social issues.

The curriculum develops students own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary world encouraging students to become inquisitive about the wider world in which they live. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the structure of society and issues and processes within society as well as exploring how sociologists study society.  Sociology explores a range of areas that are directly relevant to students’ lives, including the structure and function of the family, education in society, the role of the media in society and crime and deviance.

Our curriculum aims for Sociology are framed around the exam specifications we follow and is rich, broad and varied and carefully sequenced to allow a focus on contemporary society and foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity.  It offers students the opportunity to show understanding, respect and tolerance of a range of beliefs, opinions and cultures. Sociology provides an awareness of the importance of social structure and social action in explaining social issues.

We will implement this in Sociology with the aim of ensuring our students can be the best they can be.