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Sociology

Mr M Bruce Lead Teacher
Mrs E Bolton Teacher of Sociology/Deputy Headteacher
Mrs L Hutton Teacher of Sociology/Director of Teaching
Miss D Brockett Teacher of Sociology/Lead Teacher RS 
Mr B Solly Teacher of Sociology & History
Miss B MacNeill Teacher of Sociology & English

We aim for our pupils to develop a deep sociological understanding of the relationship and tensions between social structures and individual agency with a UK and global context. We want them to be able to think critically about the world, research, news, policies and politics in relation to social issues, debates, social changes and continuities, and to not take anything at face value.

Our pupils will develop skills of critical analysis and will be able to use their sociological understanding alongside factual information to make informed arguments and to draw substantiated judgements and conclusions. Our pupils will understand social control, power and inequality and will be able to apply their knowledge of social structures and processes to these issues. They will understand the role of sociology in society and that it plays a role in identifying and suggesting solutions to problems. Our pupils will have a deep awareness of the sociological perspectives and they will have a critical understanding of how these perspectives will view the above. Pupils will understand that sociology is a research based discipline and they will be able to analyse the use of research methods.