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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:

  • What is Sociology?
  • Perspectives
  • Research Methods
  • Families and Households
  • Education
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance
  • 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..

    Beckfoot School

    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.

    Families and Households

    Education

    Research Methods

    Crime and Deviance: For some reason, unlike all the other Units, these have to be downloaded separately by Module.

    Defining Crime

    Social Distribution

    Functionalist and Subcultural Theories

    Marxist Theories

    Interactionist Theories

    Realist Theories

    Fallibroome Academy OCR Organiser

    Gender and Offending

    Ethnic Differences in Offending

    Crime Prevention

    Punishment

    Surveillance

    Victims and Criminal Justice System

    Globalisation and Crime

    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…

    Crime and Deviance

    Social Inequalities

    Introducing Culture, Socialisation and Identity

    Youth

    Research Methods

    Globalisation and the Digital World

    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.

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