Sociology Revision Booklets: 6. Culture and Identity

Somewhat surprisingly, at least to me, there seems to be a positive dearth of Culture and Identity related revision material, at least of the Word / Pdf variety (PowerPoint users seem much better served). Why that should be I don’t know but I have managed to find a few resources you and your students might […]

Sociology Revision Booklets: 5. Education

Another day, another set of A-level revision booklets. This time, as you may have guessed from the title, it’s the turn of Education with 5 resource packs of varying length, depth and complexity for your revising pleasure. Where known I’ve identified the author and, as ever, most are AQA with the odd-sop thrown in the […]

Sociology Revision Booklets: 4. Crime and Deviance

As you might expect, given its status as one of the most-popular a-level sociology options, when it comes to revision resources for crime and deviance both teachers and students are rather spoilt for choice. I’ve decided, therefore, to split this post into two parts (probably – there may be more): the first (this one) has […]

A-Level Revision Booklets: 1. Beliefs in Society

A couple of years ago I posted some A-level revision booklets / guides, one from Greenhead College on education  and three from Tudor Grange Academy (Culture and Identity, Education, Research Methods). On the basis that you can’t have too many revision booklets (although, thinking about it, you probably can) I thought I’d post a few […]

Your Own Personal (YouTube) Examiner

Although there’s quite a fair bit of a-level sociology on YouTube (some of which we’ve contributed…) it’s probably fair to say most of it concentrates on Specification content – by-and-large the “stuff you need to know”. While this is also, to some extent, true of the TeacherSociology Channel – there are Video Tutorials on areas […]

SociologySaviour Blog

I was looking for pictures of Arron Cicoural for a new film we’re editing on Labelling Theory when I stumbled across the rather interesting SociologySaviour Blog,  that unfortunately now looks as though it hasn’t been updated since mid-2016. This is something of a shame because the material it contains seems well-written and useful – although […]

AQA Family Questions Exam Pack

Hot on the heels of the Education Questions Exam Pack  comes another set of exam-style practice questions, this time for the AQA Family Unit. According to the document metadata the pack was created by Miss K Elles and it contains a selection of practice questions based around the 5 different types of question students will […]

GCSE Psychology: Revision Booklet

The final offering in this short GCSE Psychology series is a revision booklet by R Cummins of Knowsley College that covers both Unit 1: Making sense of other people (Memory, Non-verbal communication, Development of personality, Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination and Research methods).  Unit 2: Understanding other people (Learning, Social influence, Sex and Gender, Aggression, and […]

Mapping Differential Educational Achievement

Differences in UK educational achievement are normally categorised across three main dimensions – class, gender and ethnicity – of which the former is generally seen by sociologists of education as the primary determinant of achievement differences (as measured by exam grades), while gender and in some instances ethnicity is generally preferred by politicians and media […]

Podcasts for AS and A-level Sociology

With the growth of video, podcasts seem to have fallen out of fashion in recent years which is a bit of a shame because they can be useful teaching / learning aids. From a production point-of-view they’re also cheap to create and easy to distribute so it’s perhaps surprising that more aren’t made. Be that […]