AQA A Level Sociology - Independent Study Booklet - Research Methods

For each topic in this booklet there are the following resources:

Topic outline sheet
Overview of what you need to know.
Checklist for the self study process to tick off.
Traffic Light to tick for reflection
List of Key Terms and Key Thinkers.

Topic Summary sheets
These are A4 versions of these sheets. A3 ones are available in the classroom folders or digital copies can be downloaded from the class website.
Try to fill in as much of this sheet as you can from your pre-reading and then fill in any gaps (in a different colour) after the lesson.

Consolidation / Trigger Sheets
These sheets should be completed at first without any notes to see what you remember and have retained on this topic. This will help you to reflect accurately on your understanding of the topic.
There are number of different activities that can be used here, make sure that you read the instructions carefully.

10 Question Quick Quiz
Try to answer without your notes and then use your notes and textbook etc to self check and identify areas you still need to go over.

Exam Practice
10 Marks No Item
Breakdown the question so that you are clear on what the question is asking and then consider 4-5 possible answers to the question.
20 Mark Question Breakdown sheet (A3 versions are available in the classroom)
Breakdown the question and identify what needs to be included in the introduction, what information you can use from the item, what points you can make from your own knowledge and the evaluation points you could use.

Timed practice
This should be done in timed conditions, if you run out of time finish in a different colour. Practice must be self marked using the self assessment sheets before handing in to be looked at by your teacher.

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