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Sociology command words for A3 poster NEW SPEC

Sociology command words for A3 poster NEW SPEC

To help save you time and boost literacy in the classroom, i have created a simple display of the exam command words for the new sociology specification.Enlarge each slide to A3, laminate and stick up around the room to remind students of the skills they most demonstrate in their exam responses.

By StudentFriendly

SMSC Sociology classroom display & activities

SMSC Sociology classroom display & activities

Promoting SMSC social, moral, social and cultural development in sociology is crucial. This resource supports teachers in making these links explicit in the classroom.This resource includes;- Display for SMSC breaking down the key areas in sociology- Speech bubble display with SMSC explained, can be enlarged and displayed around the room- Activity worksheet for students to record how they have developed their SMSC within the lesson.

By StudentFriendly

*FULL LESSON*  How do the Mass Media represent men? A-Level Sociology Lesson

*FULL LESSON* How do the Mass Media represent men? A-Level Sociology Lesson

This 60-minute lesson explores how 'masculinity' is represented in the media. Students explore questions such as What are ‘typical’ portrayals? What is your definition of masculinity? How has perceptions of masculinity changed over time? Concepts are explored: hegemonic masculinity, ideological myths, metrosexuality, metrosexual male. Theories are discussed from Gauntlett (2008), Mort (1988), Edwards (1997), Whannel’s (2002) – Study on David Beckham and a brief analysis is undertaken of 'Iron John, A Book About Men' by Robert Bly, 1990. Engaging tasks accompany the slides.

By HumanitiesResources

A Level Sociology taster/intro lesson

A Level Sociology taster/intro lesson

This is a great lesson for students who have never studied ALevel Sociology before and i have delivered this lesson to Year 11 students who are thinking about taking Sociology as an option.The lesson is designed to introduce themes studied in sociology in an interesting and stimulating way!Activities include:1. What is sociology?2. What's the debate? (image activity)3. Why study sociology?4. What will you study?5. The course structure6. Class debate & links to sociology

By StudentFriendly

AQA A-level Sociology - Ethnicity and Religiosity (Social Groups) - Beliefs in Society Topic

AQA A-level Sociology - Ethnicity and Religiosity (Social Groups) - Beliefs in Society Topic

I'd love your feedback - what you think of this resource, any suggestions you may have, or requests for future uploads.This is an engaging lesson that starts with a competitive group recap of gender and religiosity from previous learning. Students are then given snippets of data and theory to analyse and make links with ethnicity to get them thinking. There is then a scavenger hunt for the main bulk of information - guided by a worksheet. Finally, students are given the opportunity to consolidate what they have discovered through answering a past paper question (10 marks). Quick, simple plenary to finish.Most useful if teamed with my associated booklet, found here - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-a-level-sociology-beliefs-in-society-booklet-6-social-groups-11585920

By Rebeccajaneward

AQA A-level Sociology - Gender and Religiosity (Social Groups) - Beliefs in Society Topic

AQA A-level Sociology - Gender and Religiosity (Social Groups) - Beliefs in Society Topic

I'd love your feedback - what you think of this resource, any suggestions you may have, or requests for future uploads.This is an interesting and engaging lesson with a hook into this new topic (social groups), a short teacher-led introduction to gender differences, pupil-led group work, and then an exam question on the topic. Includes variety regarding paired, group, and solo work, as well as active and settled elements.Most useful if teamed with my associated booklet, found here - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-a-level-sociology-beliefs-in-society-booklet-6-social-groups-11585920

By Rebeccajaneward

THE RE MEGA BUNDLE

THE RE MEGA BUNDLE

Perfect for new RE teachers, new HODs and those entering a new RE post. This bundle is a massive collection of files.This bundle is designed for Religious Education, Philosophy & Ethics teachers; It includes:5 x KS3 Units5 x GCSE Units or themesA massive KS5 file collectionAn AQA Philosophy sectionP4C ToolsOther goodies!Feel free to email me about the resource if you have any questions: godwin86@gmail.comAdam

By godwin86

Gender and crime Sociology

Gender and crime Sociology

There are key notes for A-level sociology crime and deviance explaining the gender differences in crime.This document looks at:Sex role theoryCrime as a rational choiceFeminismLiberation theory Chivalry thesis Messerschmidt and hegemonic masculinity Please look at my other documents.

By bourne99

Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. reading task

Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. reading task

Developed as a Functional Skills English resource and suitable for use in many curriculum areas.Uses a text from 'Martin Luther King' by Godfrey Hodson that focuses on the 'I had a dream speech'Comprises text, questions to examine comprehension and suggested answers/mark scheme.Fully editable and compatible with any e-learning platform.

By Sumstuff

Skin Deep writing tasks

Skin Deep writing tasks

Developed as a Functional Skills English resource and suitable for use in many curriculum areas, including vocational studies and GCSE English.Comprises social media post writing task for Level 1 and one formal letter writing task for Level 2, and suggested answers/mark scheme.Fully editable and compatible with any e-learning platform.

By Sumstuff

AQA GCSE SOCIOLOGY PAPER 2 - EXAM QUESTION ANSWERS OVER 30 (5) MARK QUESTIONS

AQA GCSE SOCIOLOGY PAPER 2 - EXAM QUESTION ANSWERS OVER 30 (5) MARK QUESTIONS

Crime, Inequality and Media model responses to 5 mark questions for paper 2. I have answered over 32 questions for 5 marks Using mark schemes, pupil responses and exam report feedback. These questions have come up routinely since 2011 till now. I will continue developing them moving onto 12 mark questions for paper 1 and paper 2. We still have one more year with this spec. hope it helps in the final two weeks. Only 10 questions have been omitted which were similar to questions already answered.

By ashah123456

*FULL LESSON* Does violence in the media cause violent behaviour? A-Level Sociology Mass Media

*FULL LESSON* Does violence in the media cause violent behaviour? A-Level Sociology Mass Media

This 60-minute A-Level Sociology lesson on 'Media Violence' starts with the story of Jamie Bulger and the relationship between film and reality. The Hypodermic Needle Theory is briefly introduced. A Think Pair Share task asks students to explore a 'bigger picture' question, before exploring theories that support views that media violence leads to violent behaviour eg Newson 1994, Morgan 1980 and Dworkin 1990. Two tasks then explore the contradictions about the effects of violence in the media. There are video clips in this lesson which are freely available online.AQA The Media: the relationship between the media, their content and presentation, and audiences. The Slides reference pages found in Ken Browne's A-Level Sociology.

By HumanitiesResources

H580 Sociology - All key studies for Paper 1 (Culture and Family)

H580 Sociology - All key studies for Paper 1 (Culture and Family)

Two powerpoints that can be made into booklets. Each slide is a different study and the powerpoints are split into topics. Each study is summarised so this is a revision tool rather than a detailed resource. I also have all these studies in Quizlet (if you buy then email me and I will send you link - jonlawes@live.com)

By jonlawes

Beliefs in sociology overview

Beliefs in sociology overview

A PowerPoint that summaries the key knowledge and understanding for the AQA Paper 2 belief in society section. Contains practice questions and the key learning is linked to the relevant parts of specification. Can be used to give out to individual students, or made in to cue cards or used as a revision lesson/exam prep talk.

By JamesPearson

AQA A-level Sociology Beliefs in Society Booklet 6 - Social Groups

AQA A-level Sociology Beliefs in Society Booklet 6 - Social Groups

I'd love your feedback - what you think of this resource, any suggestions you may have, or requests for future uploads.My booklets include sufficient content, alongside images and skills tips; as well as extensive exam-style questions, essay planning sheets, and a progress sheet. This booklet covers:- Gender and religiosity- Ethnicity and religiosity- Age and religiosity- Social class and religiosityIt is a 30-page PDF document, with content and questions collated from 4 different books:- Rob Webb's Sociology Book Two- Letts Revise A-level Sociology- Hodder Sociology 3 Workbook- Succeed at A Level Sociology Book TwoI approximate that this resource should support around 8 hours of teaching - and many more hours of revision.If you require a word version of this booklet, you can email me at rebeccajaneward@gmail.com.

By Rebeccajaneward

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

This is the ultimate Philosophy for Children (P4C) Pack: perfect for any teacher wishing to bring philosophy and critical thinking into their classroom.It contains 20 resources and includes:-An 8-Lesson P4C Course-Debate generating software-Philosophy Boxes Discussion Sessions-A P4C Display Pack-A host of other tools and templatesTeaching philosophy is my passion and this resource has been made by me over years of spreading the joy of philosophy to young minds. I hope you will help me bring philosophy into the lives of children around the world by using this resource .This product is suitable for any teacher (around the world) to bring P4C into their classroom. It provides enough resources for whole-school initiatives and may be of interest to those in leadership positions, or coordinating P4C/PSHE/SMSC/Ethics provisions.Its uses include:-Introducing philosophy and P4C-Boosting critical-thinking skills-Enhancing metacognitive ability-Practicing conversation and debate skillsFeel free to email me with any questions :)Adam,godwin86@gmail.com----------------------"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda

By godwin86

Domestic Violence and The Dark Side of The Family

Domestic Violence and The Dark Side of The Family

AQA A-Level Sociology lesson examining domestic violence in the household and the dark side of the family. Includes, visual starter, information sheets, card match activity, example questions and support grids for completing questions. Can be used for GCSE also. Evaluation and stats card sort go together.

By conord094

H580 SOCIOLOGY - Essay Questions - PAPER 1

H580 SOCIOLOGY - Essay Questions - PAPER 1

Essay questions that cover all topics for Paper 1. The essays are designed to mean that if students plan/write them all they should be ready for all topic areas for paper 1. Double sided handout. One side is for Section A and includes source materials. The other is for Section B the Family module.

By jonlawes

Globalisation and crime revision lesson

Globalisation and crime revision lesson

Lesson on the relationship between crime and globalisation. Used for AQA Sociology Paper 3 Crime and deviance section. Contains revision summaries, activities and practice question with a mark-scheme to peer/self assess.

By JamesPearson

Sociology News Article - Challenge!

Sociology News Article - Challenge!

GET TO KNOW THE NEWS CHALLENGEIs an exciting two week challenge where students keep a log of news articles they engage with in their own time. They gain points for each article they read, more if they can link it to topics studied in sociology and if they can get their other friends to join!!!The resource also comes with a log sheet booklet which can be used as part of the challenge or anytime at all.

By StudentFriendly

How to do DIRT (Dedicated improvement reflection time) in social science

How to do DIRT (Dedicated improvement reflection time) in social science

This is a life-saver when it comes to marking and student reflection over teacher feedback!!!WHY THIS RESOURCE IS SO GOOD?1. Students spend more time reflecting on the feedback you give them.2. Teacher feedback is still effective & meaningful but limited to key areas. 3. Less time spent on re-marking improved work due to this quick method.I have used this method to mark A-Level sociology, and i love it and the students love all the feedback! this is especially useful for large groups, where often it can be difficult to set essays due to copious amounts of marking. This resource includes a power point presentation which explains how to mark using this method (i have designed it so that you can use it to show your students).

By StudentFriendly

OCR Media - Component 1 - Key Studies Revision

OCR Media - Component 1 - Key Studies Revision

Hello, this is planned for my students as a quick fire revision tool. It details all the key studies from the purple OCR textbook for option 3 Media. My students find this really helpful and we create revision flashcards whilst going through the slides.

By MissSmithMarable

Value free and social policies revision lesson

Value free and social policies revision lesson

Lesson for revising and going through the theory and methods part on the value-free debate and social policies. Lesson has some content summaries and revision activities and a timed exam question along with a mark scheme to peer/self assessment the exam answers. Lesson is differentiated via SOLO Taxonomy.

By JamesPearson

Media and crime revision PowerPoint

Media and crime revision PowerPoint

A media and crime revision PowerPoint for paper 3 of the AQA A Level Sociology exam. Lesson contains a Paper 3 summary, revision exercise of the media and crime topic, a 10 mark exam question, with a writing frame and mark scheme. Lesson differentiated via SOLO Taxonomy.

By JamesPearson