Star of the week and reminders

Well done to Bobo for great effort lately, Bobo was very well prepared for the functionalist essay today with a detailed plan and also has recently redrafted work to improve his grades, great work Bobo.


Year 12 you should use half term to complete all KOs on identity and class, gender identity and ethnic identity. Also revise for PPE on 10th Nov period 1 ( see previous post) using the revision guide I have given to you and your glossaries. You need to be able to explain the term, give further explanation using sociological terminology, give examples and apply perspectives or research if possible. Answers will be about half a page long.

Year 13 you should have complete KOs on Subcultural theory this week and be starting Realist theories.  Revision for PPE use revision guides from last year, textbook and notes. I will be interested in your ability to identify patterns and statistics in education related to class, gender and ethnicity and be able to use sociological theories to explain them. Also revise research methods.

Have a great half term

Mrs RA

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Star of the week and reminders

Well done to Lizzie Payne for a stupendous effort on knowledge organisers, keep it up !


Year12 complete knowledge organisers on Identity and class and start new one on Gender identity

PPE week 7th Nov – you will get a 5, 5 mark questions defining terms you have learned so far

Year13 complete Subcultural theories knowledge organisers and start Realism ones

PPE week 7th Nov – to focus your revision you will be examined with a 15 mark question on education on patterns in attainment in either gender, ethnicity or social class, and a 20 mark question on research methods.



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Star of the Week and reminders

Well done to Sophie Oliver for a great essay on Values and also for being super organised with the knowledge organisers , keep up the excellent work Sophie.


Year 12 – You should have completed your knowledge organisers on ‘what is culture’ and ‘Socialisation and Social control’ handouts and be starting the next one on Identity and Social Class  , please share with me by putting it into the year 12 docs folder.

Year 13 – You should be completing knowledge organisers on Functionalism and crime and starting one on subcultural theories.  The essay on Functionalism and crime will be done after we have finished subcultural theories.



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Star of the week and reminders

Well Done to Naomi Harris for a great essay on Crime Statistics this week and the demonstration of increased effort. Well Done Naomi keep up the good work.


Year 12 – You should have completed a Knowledge Organiser template for ‘What is Culture?’ now and be starting the one for the handout on Socialisation and Social Control.  Please share these with me on googe drive in the Year 12 docs folder

year 13 – You should have completed your Knowledge Organiser on Crime Control by now and be starting the one on Functionalism or even moving on to Sub-cultural theories.  Share these with me when completed. Make sure you are adding current stories/research/statistics onto pg 3 of the organiser these are vital to use in your essays.


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Weekly reminders and star of the week


Congratulations to Phoebe who is working very hard taking on year 12 and 13 Sociology. Keep up the excellent work Phoebe.


Year 12 – remember to follow your assessment schedule for topics coming up. You should now be pre-reading the handout called ‘what is culture’ on the Socialisation and Culture page and then completing a knowledge organiser (template is on the page titled ‘knowledge organisers and PLCS.’ Drag your completed knowledge organiser into the shared folder on google drive called ‘Year 12 Docs’ please.

Year 13 – You should have completed and shared your KO on Crime Statistics and started work on the next one on Crime Control – next handout on Crime and Deviance page.



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Happy Holidays

Well done to all Sociology award winners – Ellie-Mae Powell, Guinnea Peralta, Harry Matheson and Brittany Braye

Thanks to all of you for all your hard work this year. Over the holidays can you ensure that your folders are complete with all year 12 work (use the blog to check you have notes for all the topics) and it would be great if you could watch the film Crash, rent it out, as it is very relevant to Sociology and crime and deviance. It is the one with Sandra Bullock, not other films called Crash which are on the internet. Trailer is below. Happy Hols !!

Year 13s See you on results day!!


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Student Voice – Click on the link to have your say


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Trip 5th July updated groups below !

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Year 12s, 5th July Trip to Dartmoor Prison and Custody Centre

Please can you all make payments on parentpay ASAP. We need to take a coach and currently I don’t have enough to pay for it!  Please do not wait until after your PPEs as this will be a few days before we go. Please remember to bring water and packed lunch on the day.

Groups for attending custody centre in the morning

Group 1 can either meet at school at 8.45am or outside Torquay Police Station at 9.10am. You will walk back to school after your visit and will get on the coach to go to Dartmoor at school at 11am

Eden, Joyz, Jimelle, Jordan, Joe, Stephen, Megan, Hannah, Kira, Leanne, Guinnea, Ellie P, Ellie W, Matthew K, Lili, Molly, Bobo.

Group 2 will be walking from school to the police station for 9.55am and will be picked up by the coach from there at around 11.15am James C, Naomi, Matthew L, Nwabisa, Roxzan, Nino, Kieran, Rachel, Luke, Lizzy, Leon, Tom, Jacob.

Please try to think of questions you would like to ask the detention officer at the custody centre and the Prison Officer at Dartmoor. And hope for good weather !!

Mrs RA


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Revision Tips

Year 13 my last blog message! Thanks you all so much for being amazing. Remember the ‘do something special’ message, it’s all in your hands now ! Not luck – revision!

I’ve posted below some key documents from the revision booklets just in case anyone has not got them. I’ll be available in my room after half term all day on Tuesday 6th June and every Tuesday after that as well as normal lesson times.

Component 1 and 2 revision tips

Component 3 revision tips

Social inequality revision booklet 2013-14

Social Inequality essay plans for 30 mark question

quick essay plans youth culture.

Essay plans for Sociology of Education

2016 crime essay plans

Mrs RAx

Year 12

For your PPEs you will be getting the following questions

Component 1

5 mark question outlining a term related to socialisation and Identity

15 mark question outlining on a youth culture topic

35 mark question discussing an Education topic

Component 2

5 mark question outlining research methods

20 mark question discussing research methods

Use your revision guides you will find them useful for past paper questions and how to answer them.

Have a good half term!





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