Curriculum Intent

In Sociology, our curriculum intent is:

For students to gain a deep understanding of research methods to be able to design, conduct and evaluate studies into a wide and complex range of social issues.

For students to develop critical and analytical thinking skills.

For students to engage in deep thinking about society to deconstruct social structures to develop a richer understanding of their mechanisms and effects on society.

For students to reflect on societal constructs such as socialisation and ideology to relate learning to personal circumstance to deepen understanding of how society affects individuals.


Curriculum Plan

Sociology Curriculum Plan 2022 2023


Exam Board Information


Reading List

Topic Author Name of Book Publisher
Religion Richard Dawkins The God Delusion
Marxism Owen Jones Chavs -The Demonization of the Working Class
Religion S Bruce God is Dead: Secularisation in the West Blackwell Publishers
Globalisation W Elwood The No Nonsense Guide to Globalisation Verso Books, 2001
General JJ Macionis and K Plummer


Sociology: A Global Introduction Pearson Higher Education
Globalisation A Shipman The Globalisation Myth Icon Books
General A Millie Anti-Social Behaviour Oxford University Press
Feminism Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie We should all be feminists Fourth Estate
Feminism Laura Bates Everyday Sexism Simon & Schuster UK
Feminism Various Authors Fifty Shades of Feminism


Subject Leader Information

Subject Leader: Mr Paul Lightfoot