The Rugby Free Secondary sociology curriculum allows students to develop an understanding of the world around them and how different social structures, processes and issues impact their day to day lives, as well as the lives of others.
This gives students an opportunity to delve deeper into the many areas of their life that will shape their behaviour, identity and beliefs, while respecting those with different experiences. This knowledge and skill set will equip them for further study, as well as ensuring they never view the world in the same way again.
You don't retire
from sociology any
more than you
retire from life.
(BBC Radio 4 presenter)
Students will learn how sociologists strive to improve their society, making it a more equal place for all, but do so from different viewpoints, and show resilience when others critique them because of this. Our intent is that our students will be offered a curriculum which is academically rigorous, but also helps them to develop into curious and well-rounded young people, who will never view the world in the same way again.
Students will develop their debating skills, learn the importance of using evidence to support their arguments, and carry out their own small-scale research project. Mastery of these skills will allow students to continue to use them during their formal education, but also in daily life when watching the news, engaging in debates and forming their own conclusions about issues that society and individuals face. Sociology links with many other subjects, such as history, geography, religious studies and English, but also provides a firm foundation for the study of other social science subjects, such as psychology.