The Sociology department believes that every individual pupil can achieve personal excellence.
The department’s aim is to nurture thoughtful and motivated young sociologists. They should be able to critically examine the world around them and believe in their ability to change their community for the better through the understanding of the diverse society in which they live. There is an emphasis on how people live together in society as a whole and how they interact with each other whether in small groups, communities or large organisations. Sociology strives to engage students to understand not only the ways in which society’s structures influences our daily lives, but also the ways in which we help in shaping the structure of society. A qualification in sociology will provide you with many key skills, including logical thinking, planning, research and negotiation – all of which can be used in a variety of careers. Many go into social work – community projects, charity work, welfare advisors and other areas of social services. Other careers include civil service, prison officers, journalists, police and teaching.
The Sociology department are proud of the diverse topics chosen, including Family, Education, Crime and Religion. The course is designed to give students the opportunity to focus on their own experience of the social world, whilst encouraging them to build on this knowledge by analysing and reflecting on different aspects of society. At both Key Stage 4 and 5 the Sociology curriculum challenges pupils to look beyond appearances and set aside their own personal beliefs to enable them to grow in compassion and kindness. It empowers pupils with intellectually challenging ideas and concepts and essential skills of critical thinking. We encourage pupils to make mistakes, and learn from them, so they succeed in being resilient, courageous individuals who explore society using their sociological imagination.
Please click on the link below to see our Programme of Study for Sociology: