• Identify the key aspects of a belief
system. (AO1 skills)
• Define sociological explanations of
Beliefs in Society
• On your own, write down whatever springs to mind when
you think about religion.
• Share your thoughts with the person next to you.
• Share with your table
• Feedback to group
Is there a
a belief and a
AO1 & A02
Is football a
In the table provided list
the similarities and
attending a football and
Look at the original
question. Do you still
agree with your answer?
Use your knowledge to write a
small paragraph to explain how
Dr Who could be interpreted as
What makes a belief in
something a religion?
Think! In your
Definitions of religion
• Using the Keith Trobe A2 Sociology
book (page 9) find out what is meant by
1. Substantive definition of religion
2. Functional definition of religion
3. Social constructionist definition of
Write your answer in the table provided.
• List three things you have learned
Identify and briefly explain three sociological definitions
of ‘religion’. ( 9marks)
Tip: 1 mark = Point
2 marks = Satisfactory explanation