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Sociology

  

 

Intent of Curriculum.

In Sociology, our intent is for the curriculum to challenge assumptions and to understand how everyone in society is impacted by external factors as well as individuals.

 

The Purpose of the Curriculum.

Learning Sociology encourages students to become curious about the world in which they live, the groups they belong to and the influences which impact upon their lives. Students should become analytical and question social phenomenon they are familiar with; to consider the impartiality of the media, the role of education and the social construction of criminality. Students will explore the causes of social problems and increase their political literacy. Students will be able to make positive contributions to society; they will be equipped with the skills needed to find solutions to social issues and see the world with empathy.

 

Themes which underpin the teaching of Sociology
Social Issues Ways of Investigating Social Life Concepts Theories
Inequality What is Positivism? Influence of CAGE Structuralism
Influence of power What is Interpretivism? Consequences in the public/private sphere Interactionism
Stratification Influence of studies on social policy Culture & identity Structuration
Differentiation Methods used by Sociologists Structure vs agency Postmodernism

 

Our Philosophy

The study of Sociology should be the first step in a life-long quest for critical thought and plant the seeds for challenging the status quo. Whichever path students ultimately take, their knowledge of Sociology will provide the grounding for becoming active members of society.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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