Star of the week and reminders/revision times

Well Done to Nwabisa Mlenze who follows advice really well, reflects on her performance and redrafts and improves work consistently.  As a consequence achieved an A* for a sociology essay this week. Well Done.

Year 12 continue PPE revision as well as reading relevant parts of textbook on research methods and keeping up to date with completing the research method sheet on chrome.

Year 13 Revise, revise and keep passing me any additional essays to mark.

Times that I can do revision for year 13s are

Next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school

Tuesday 5th June 9am-12.30pm component 1 revision

Wednesday 6th June 9am to 1pm component 2 and 3 revision

Tuesday 12 June 9am-1pm component 2 and 3 revision

Thursday 14th 1pm-3pm component 3 revision



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Star of the week and reminders

Well Done to Jordan Crewdson again!! for working on and improving research designs over the last week. Others who deserve recognition for increased effort lately are Bobo, Eden, Molly Stanners, Roxzan. Keep practising those essays and handing them in everyone! This is the very best way to revise.

Year 12

Make sure you are reading relevant sections of textbook on research methods and keeping up with completion of the table on evaluating research methods. Your last essay on outside factors affecting education is due on Friday next week

Year 13

Complete your last essay on social class inequality that we have written collaboratively on google drive and hand in to me Wednesday for 13B and Friday for 13C. Complete revision/flashcards for all four types of evidence including inequality in age. Revise, revise, revise !!





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Star of the Week and reminders

Well done to Megan Aherne, Paige Mason, Mollie Cronin, Sophie Oliver, Lizzie Payne- for super organised folders and always having them with you!! Well Done

Year 12. Finish knowledge organisers on education topics. You will doing your last essay at home next week after we have done a plan.  Additional reading for component two can be found in your textbook and from resources on the blog.

Year 13. Complete knowledge organiser on Ethnicity and Inequality. Anyone with outstanding essay should get these to me asap.  Remember there is revision Thursday after school and we will be doing revision in class very soon!!

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Star of the week and reminders

Well done to Jordan Crewdson for a great job on Marxism essay, Well done !!

Year 12 you need to complete KO on cultural and material deprivation and write up essay plans ready for timed essays . Thursday 26th Apr – outline reasons why anti-school subcultures are formed (15). and week after next on ‘Outline and discuss factors outside of school which affect attainment ‘ (35 ).

Year 13 Complete KOs on gender and inequality prepare for timed essay ‘Identify two areas of life where there is inequality, for each area provide evidence of the inequality (20) (you are able to choose the inequality so it could be either class or gender as these are the ones we have covered so far). 13C timed with Mr Haggerty and 13B in class with LRA but not timed as you have had less time to prepare for this.

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Star of the week and reminders

Happy Easter everyone !

Star of the week goes to Matthew Knight for consistently good effort throughout your time in Sociology, well done Matt and keep up the good work all of you for the final push!!

Year 12 Over Easter get your folders organised and complete any outstanding KOs. You should now be up to the one on labelling theory ‘Processes in Schools’.

Year 13 reminders and revision tips ….

13C you are completing the essay on Marxism and inequality over the hols plus finish KO on Critical Theories (Weber).

13B complete KOs on Critical Theories (Weber) and also new one on social class inequality.

Some of you have specific instructions on extra things to revise as well.

Year 13 here are the revision tips again!!! A good revision plan starting now will give you all an excellent chance of achieving your target grades so go for it!!

You can use folder dividers or PLCS on this blog for a list of topics to revise

5 Minutes -Choose a topic and scribble everything you can remember on A4 paper

1 Hour  – Revise the topic using the handout on the blog, identify key points (revision guides may help with this), make a mindmap using AO1,AO2 and AO3 points, practice a question or plan out an answer, create a revision card with the points in brief.

5 Minutes – without your notes repeat the scribbling exercise to see the fruits of your revision, Plus you now have a mindmap and revision card to recap over before exams.






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Star of the week and reminders/cover work

Well done Stephen Hough for consistent effort on Knowledge Organisers. These will be important for revision so keep it up!

Year 13 Please book appointments for parents evening you should all be now working on Knowledge organisers on Critical Theories/Weberian theory. I will be out on the Psychology trip on Tuesday, so 13B can you complete the essay on evaluating Marxist theories of inequality (40). Any time left over complete knowledge organisers and share them with me. 13C you are completing the Marxism essay over the holidays.

Year 12 you should have completed and shared with me the KO on Ethnicity and Education and now be starting one on Interactionism and labelling (processes within schools) I will post a link to KO guidance very soon. Anyone who was not in for the timed essay on gender and education needs to get this completed for Monday.



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Snow Days

If there are school closures this week here is what you can be getting on with! apart from snowball fights and snowmen of course!

Year 12 investigate pro and anti-school subcultures using the powerpoint on the education blog page (where the resources for interactionism and processes within schools is). Investigate one of the research studies and subcultures on the powerpoint and prepare a summary to share with the class. Your timed essay will be moved to Thursday.

Year 13 read both booklet on Marxism and inequality and Critical theories booklet which contains information on Weberian theory. Prepare a comparison between Marxism and Weberian theory which identifies some similarities and differences of the two.


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Star of the week and reminders

Well Done to Lizzie Payne and Gilda for improving their grades significantly in the PPE resit, revision clearly paid off so well done!

Year 12s complete your KOs on Ethnicity and education and share with me. Essay on Gender and Education is on Monday period 5 prepare a plan /draft. next topic is interactionism and education.

Year 13s complete KO on Marxism and inequality and next one is on Weber/Critical Theories. Timed essay on Marxism and inequality will be on Thursday 29th March





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Stars of the week and reminders

Well Done !!!

For great effort on year 13 PPEs Naomi Harris, Stephen Hough, Hannah Ward, Molly Stanners.

For showing outstanding effort redrafting PPE answers Grace Philpot and Liam Hall

Year 12 next topic in education is Ethnicity, I will upload guidance on KO soon. Complete your KO on gender and education and share it with me in the year 12 folder. There will be a timed essay on gender and education on Monday 19th march which we will plan in class.

Year 13 complete KOs on Functionalism and start new one on Marxism , guidance on the blog page.  Your next timed essay is Thursday 15th march evaluating Functionalist views on inequality.


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Star of the week and reminders

Hope you survived the beast from the east! Snow days gave me time to get Year13 PPEs marked a bit faster at least, top marks in the year for Matthew Lofthouse so a big well done! Also brilliant effort from lots of you, some very impressive essays!

Year12 complete KO on education and social class and location and start gender and education one. Guidance is on the page. Your timed essay on social class is Friday and resist of PPE is on Monday.

year 13 complete KO on defining inequality and poverty and start one of Functionalism. Marxism next and guidance is already on the blog page. There will be a timed essay on Functionalism next week.

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