Sociology Curriculum Outcome 

“The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden”. Pierre Bourdieu 


Being part of the Academy Transformation Trust family, we ensure our curriculum is ambitious and enjoyable through knowledge and skills developed throughout their time at Bristnall Hall. It is inclusive and knowledge rich and it is broad in terms of coverage and (at least) encompassing the breadth of the 2014 English National Curriculum. We ensure it meets the needs of our students and helps to develop character, personal pride and the highest moral standards. 

In Humanities and Social Sciences, we aim to create global citizens equipped to make independent judgments, who are aware of the past, present, people and future of the world around them.  Through questioning, investigation and critical thinking, BHA learners are discovering their place in the world, as well as their own values and their responsibilities. The curriculum focuses on developing knowledge and skills which will give students a firm foundation for further study for their further study and later life. Furthermore, it allows all learners to have the best possible chance to feel confident in their own abilities and build on previous learning. 

We aim to broaden our young peoples’ minds by encouraging them to see the world through different perspectives. Learners will critically analyse the social world in thought-provoking ways. They will learn about the structure of society, the processes that occur within it and wide-ranging issues. This will be carried out through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification. Learners will develop their ability to analyse and apply sociological knowledge in specific contexts. Learners will also develop their communication skills by comparing and contrasting sociological perspectives, make reasoned arguments, make judgements and draw justified conclusions. 

By studying sociology, students will develop transferable skills including how to: 

  • Investigate facts and make deductions 
  • Develop opinions and new ideas on social issues 
  • Analyse and better understand the social world 

Teaching Staff

  • Miss R Bi  (Subject Leader Sociology) 

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