The Becket Way 
Wilford Lane, West Bridgford 
Nottingham, NG2 7QY
0115 982 4280


“I have come in order that you might have life - life in all it's fulness. John 10:10”
'Sociology teaches students to be critical thinkers - our students learn the language and theoretical framework to understand inequalities that have affected their lives and the lives of others in our global world.'
Mrs N Byrne ~ Leader of Learning
Sociology - Curriculum Intent

Core Objectives

In Sociology, students become critical thinkers in analysing society.
Students develop an understanding of how socialisation and culture shape our identity in a global world, taking into account power and social difference.

Key Principle 1 - Gospel Values

Learn important values such as respect and tolerance through the study of social norms and diversity in different social groups.

Develop a strong awareness of social justice and become strong agents in tackling inequality. To consider differences in cultural capital and encourage the promotion of equality of opportunity based on the principles of the 2010 Equality Act.

Explores the benefits and impact of Faith, affirming the value of religion for the individual and society, in terms of consensus and social solidarity.

Feel empowered and motivated to make a positive difference in the world.

Key Principle 2 - Powerful Knowledge

.Students will:
Understand the importance social structure v social action in Society.

Explore the impact of consensus and conflict theories.

Be active in exploring the relative strengths and weaknesses of quantitative and qualitative research methods in sociology

Review the development of Social Policy relating to the Family, Education and Crime and Deviance

Consider the intersectional impact of class, gender, ethnicity and age on Social issues and life chances.

Key Principle 3 - Enrichment

Students will:

Opportunities include a visit to Crown Court to view our criminal justice system in action

Take opportunities to be involved in widening participation schemes such as Sutton Trust summer schools.

Lesson and extension materials available on the VLE.

Listen to guest speakers on an area of expertise.