I think it’s probably fair to say that Knowledge Organisers / Learning Tables have become a well-established part of the A-level Sociology curriculum these past few years and while I’ve only posted one new set of examples over the past couple of years (the aptly-named New Selection) plus a rather-brilliant variation on the theme that is the Hybrid Organiser, it was probably time to see if I could dig-out a new batch for your teaching and learning edification.
Which I clearly have. Obviously.
Or you wouldn’t be reading this post.
The new batch of contenders is, as ever, a mixed bag, but there’s bound to be something here that you’ll find helpful or, indeed, inspirational.
Complete (AQA) Specification: Haggerston School
I’d like to pretend that we’re starting as we mean to go on but this set of Organisers combines a clear and attractive design with a lot of concise, well-organised, information that marks it out from the run-of-the-mill competition. If, indeed, it is a competition. Which it’s not. Clearly. But if it were…
It’s something of labour of love by an unnamed teacher (or teachers) and runs to 90+ pages covering the following areas:
As you might notice from the graphic, it also gives a shout-out to my CAGES mnemonic so it was always going to feature highly on this list.
I’m nothing if not shallow and easily-influenced..
Extensive and comprehensive Organisers covering the main AQA Units. One slightly-odd feature of each Organiser is that each page is followed by a semi-blank mirror-page. Presumably this is to allow students to add their own notes, but that’s just a wild guess on my part.
Introduction to Sociology: Basic initial concepts (socialisation etc.) plus perspectives.
Crime and Deviance: For some reason, unlike all the other Units, these have to be downloaded separately by Module.
Beliefs in Society: although both Marxism and Social Change and Secularisation are blank for some reason.
Fallibroome Academy OCR Organisers: No indication of author/s and a little basic when compared to other Organisers on this page. Still…
Curriculum Map: Although not strictly a Knowledge Organiser, you might find this Year 12 and 13 Map of the Sociology Specification both helpful and informative.