Well done to Mollie Cronin for consistently good effort and great essay on Youth Deviance. Keep up the enthusiasm Mollie well done!!
Year 12 Next two booklets to read and complete KO for are Nos 3 and 4 on meritocracy and Functionalism and Education. I have put guidance for the KO on the blog page. You have a timed essay on Thursday period 4 on changes in education since 1945 (15 marks).
Year 13 We are completing the evaluating research sheet on sampling and quantitative methods this week. Work on researching one example of research for each row in the table so you can explain the research, its aim, method, sampling, findings etc. use the textbook to help you.
Star of the week will start next week
Year 12 Please bring folders everyday also bring printed handouts on education topics to class. You are completing the knowledge organiser using my guidance on the blog on the first two booklets on the organisation and purpose of education. The next KO you will be completing is on Meritocracy and Functionalism and I have put a guidance document on the blog for this one already.
Year 13 Please bring to lessons your revision guides on Research Methods and chrome books so you can work on the evaluating research methods sheet in class. Please also bring textbooks to class. You should have completed KO on victimology and the PLCS by now and you have a timed essay on Institutional Racism next Thursday.
Welcome to 2018!
Year 12 When we return on 8th Jan I will be checking folders again and hope to see everyone’s completed and printed knowledge organisers and handouts etc. You have a timed essay on youth deviance (Discuss the view that youth cultures are deviant 35 marks) on 12th Jan period 5. The next topic we are studying will be the Sociology of Education so when we return go to the appropriate page from the menu and print the first two booklets on the organisation and purpose of education. You will be doing one knowledge organiser for both of these booklets. There will be guidance in class.
Year 13 You have a timed essay the week after we return on Thursday 18th Jan (The police are institutionally racist – discuss 40 marks). The next topic we are studying is Research Methods – you will need the revision guide from last year let me know if you dont have one. Instead of Knowledge organisers you will be completing a revision table on the different methods and sampling techniques which you can find on the blog page.
Look forward to seeing you all on Monday!!
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas
Stars of the week – Hannah Ward year 13 for going the extra mile on that crime and media essay, well done Hannah!! – Lizzie Payne – great job on Neotribes essay – well done!! Also well done to Liam for winning the first essay competition of the year in Year 12.
Reminders of work for holidays
Year 12 Please get all your knowledge organisers and folders up to date over the holidays as well as prepare for a timed essay on youth deviance on 12th Jan. There is an outline plan for this essay on the Youth and Deviance powerpoint.
Year 13 As well as getting knowledge organisers up to date,you are going to be using the PLCs (now updated to chrome docs) on the blog page to identify your weakest areas for revision. Pick either all of Comp 2 research methods – if this is a weak area for you- or identify 4 topics (handouts) from last year to revise thoroughly over the hols. Share your completed PLCs and skills sheets with me. We will also complete a timed essay on ethnicity and crime the week after we return (15th Jan).
Well done to Mario Greco for completely up to date knowledge organisers and folder. This independent work is very important for next year and improving your understanding so well done Mario and keep up the good work!!
Year 12 You should be preparing for timed essay on the characteristics of Neotribes on Monday. Complete your knowledge organiser on Gender and Youth and also Ethnicity and Youth by end of this week coming and then start the final one for this topic which is Youth and Deviance.
Year 13 You should be preparing for timed essay on Chivalry factor on Thursday. Knowledge organisers on both Gender and Crime and Ethnicity and crime.
Well done to Liam Hall for resubmitting PPE answers and a greatly improved grade. Redrafting under target work is very important for improvement so keep it up all of you!
Year 12 please share all of your knowledge organisers with me. You should be completing one on Post Modernism and youth this week. Remember to print them for your folders. Your timed essay on Characteristics on Neotribes (15) will be on Friday period 1.
Year 13 knowledge organisers are missing from some of you please share them asap. You should be completing knowledge organisers on Interactionism and the media this week and also one on Post modernism and crime in your own time. Timed essay on Media and crime is on Weds for 13c with PPH and Thurs for 13B.
Congratulations to Nwabisa who massively improved her evaluation skills in her Realism essay by responding to feedback. Nwabisa also planned meticulously for the essay beforehand. Well Done Nwabisa!!
Please keep working on your folders. Your aim is to have all your topics in order with the handout, knowledge organiser and your classnotes all printed, in order !
Year 12 – Knowledge organisers for Functionalism and Youth and neo-Marxism and Youth by the end of next week shared with me in the shared folder please.
Year 13 – Knowledge organisers for Marxism and essay on Marxism done at home by Thursfor 13B and Friday for 13C
Well done to following people for a great effort on PPEs
Lili Moran, Naomi Harris, Kira Marlin, Ellie Powell, Bobo Letlalo,
Mollie Cronin, Elise Lima, Lydia Cullen. Sophie Oliver, Grace Philpot
Reminders Year 12 Folder checks on Monday please bring in your folders. Complete KOs on Social construction of youth and put on classroom. From now on submit KOs either to shared year 12 folder on drive or on A3 paper – copies in my room. next one due by 24th is Functionalism and Youth.
Reminders Year 13 Submit Realism KOs which are now late on classroom. From now on submit either into shared folder on drive or on A3 paper -copies in my room. next one due by 24th is on Marxism and Crime.
Well Done and thank you to all those who were able to come to Exeter for the research seminar. It was a fun day with some interesting discussion.
Please give your views on Sociology at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XRDDFXV
Reminders for Year 12 . This week you need to have completed your presentation on youth sub-culture by Friday and be ready to present it. Also complete 15 mark essay on the ‘Outline factors that led to the development of youth sub-cultures’ to hand in to me on Friday. Also Knowledge organisers on ‘the social construction of youth’ handout by Friday uploaded to classroom.
Reminders for Year 13. KOs on Realism due this week on classroom and start KOs on Marxism. Timed essay on Realism Wednesday for 13B and 13C. Prepare a draft of the essay beforehand but you will have to do it timed without plans this time.
A big thank you and well done to those that helped at Open Evening this week, Guinnea, Phoebe, Luke, Lizzie, Molly. Also well done to Liam for redrafting an essay to improve his grade.
Note – Even though I have moved to classroom for you to submit your KOs you still need to get resources from here as it will take me a while to switch them over as I’d prefer you to have access to the whole course resources in once place.
Year 12 Reminders – Many of you still have to complete KOs to complete for Identity and Class, Gender Identity and Ethnic Identity. Don’t overdo them, focus on describing how two agents of socialisation affect that identity e.g use family and education for class, family and media for gender, and family and religion for Ethnicity. You may want to include Nationality (see textbook) on your ethnicity KO as well. By 16th November please complete the KO on classroom for The Social Construction of Youth. Ask me if you didn’t get code
Year 13 Reminders – You should be completing your KO on Left and Right Realism to be submitted on classroom by 16th Nov. Ask me if didn’t get code