Felixstowe School


Sociology helps us look more objectively at our society and other societies. It directs attention to how the parts of society fit together and change, as well as makes us aware of the consequences of that social change.

Curriculum Intent

  • To produce students with high aspirations and self-confidence
  • To create responsible citizens with awareness of social issues such as inequality, prejudice and discrimination
  • For students to make good progress towards meeting or exceeding target grades
  • To encourage students to lead healthy and happy lives by developing awareness of social issues which they can apply in their own lives
  • To produce students who are confident in developing and expressing their own informed opinions but are also respectful of the views of others
  • To encourage students to challenge taken-for granted assumptions and question their everyday understanding of social phenomena

What do we expect students to get from this subject?

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of areas of social life including crime, education, families and stratification and inequality. In particular, to understand how different social groups experience these differently
  • To be able to critically analyse information and use evidence to make informed arguments and reach judgements and conclusions
  • To gain understanding of sociological theories and be able to apply these to understand social issues, debates and changed over time
  • To be able to use sociological terminology correctly and appropriately
  • To be able to describe and evaluate the appropriateness of different sociological methods in different contexts.
  • To develop literacy skills through producing essay responses which are well-structured, address the question and make accurate use of sociological vocabulary
  • To become more open-minded and willing to question their own assumptions and consider the opinions of others