Download files

  • Adaptation of insurance industry

    Powerpoint11.6 mb

  • Adaptation of insurance industry

    PDF0.1 mb

  • Session Plan

    PDF0.1 mb

All files3 files

Exam board


National Curriculum

  • Acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and social changes


  • 2.6 Global Development


  • Section A: Globalisation and the digital social world
60 Minutes

About this teaching resource:

This lesson will explore how the insurance industry adapts to meet the needs of society. Students will investigate the need for insurance in a developed society by postulating what would happen in a world without insurance. They will discover how destruction caused by natural disasters could impact individuals, businesses and society as a whole. A case study is utilised in this teaching resource to explore, in a real-world context, how the insurance industry has adapted over the last 100 years to meet the needs of society. Students will then apply their work from the case study to make informed predictions about the future of the insurance industry.

The insurance industry is a great place to start and grow a career. The different careers available including insurance broker, insurance underwriter and claims adjuster that all require a variety of different skills. The study of sociology provides students with the skills needed in these careers, such as: critical and analytical thinking, evaluating evidence, considering different points-of-view, writing ability, cultural competence, and self-awareness.

In our increasingly changing world, the insurance industry values employees from a diverse academic background with many employers offering tailored graduate schemes. There are various opportunities to start a career in insurance without a degree with entry-level jobs and apprenticeships including a Level 4 Insurance Professional or Level 6 Senior Insurance Professional apprenticeships. Please click here to find out more about careers in insurance.