Teaching Group

The BSA Teaching Group is a network for people keen to further the interests of sociology teaching. It aims to promote social sciences in primary, secondary and higher education.

The group organises events and seminars throughout the country that are ideal for those teaching sociology to develop and share ideas and strategies. They also provide invaluable networking opportunities. Some of the speakers' presentations from recent seminars are available from our Archive section.

Read the Teaching Group's Annual Report.

The Group is also active in promoting the interests of sociology teachers to: 

  • examination boards,
  • academic bodies,
  • governmental and political agencies,
  • the wider public.

Members can be found in every sector of education, but the majority are teachers of A-Level Sociology.


The group organises national promotions encouraging student participation. These are extremely popular with teachers and pupils alike. For an example, visit the Competition section and see the BSA National Sixth Form Sociology Competition.

The Sociology Teacher journal is available to members and is a useful academic resource published three times a year (Spring, Summer and Winter) and available to download. The Sociology Teacher focuses on a wide range of areas, themes, news topics and current affairs. It is both a popular resource and a newsletter within which contemporary issues are highlighted and examined. Members are invited to submit articles for publication in the Journal, for further details please visit the Journal section.

Discover Sociology, a leaflet produced by the BSA, is a new learning resource designed to help raise the profile of sociology and inspire more students to consider the discipline as a career. For further information please visit the Resources section. 

The BSA Teaching Group was formerly The Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences and became a special interest group of the British Sociological Association in 2012.

If you have any general administrative enquiries regarding the Teaching Group, please contact the BSA Office.