A student’s 7 top-band complete 20-mark essays (1,500-2,000 words) in preparation for their Year 13 assessment on topics 1-4 of the Beliefs in Society section, following the structure: Point Evidence Explanation Evaluation Link The question demands (sourced from past papers, Tutor2U or the Hectic Teacher) include: Applying material from Item A and your knowledge, evaluate the claim that religion performs an ideological function in the interests of powerful groups. Applying material from item B4 and your own knowledge, evaluate Marxist views of the nature and role of religion. Apply material from Item J and your knowledge, evaluate the view that religion acts as a force for social change. Applying material from item B15 and your own knowledge, evaluate the view that religion is of declining significance in people’s lives in the world today. Applying material from the item and your own knowledge, evaluate the view that the extent of secularisation has been exaggerated. Applying material from the item and your own knowledge, evaluate the view that the extent of secularisation has been exaggerated (the same as above, but different concepts, data and theorists used to broaden understanding and evaluation). Apply material from Item A and your own knowledge, evaluate the impact of postmodernity on religious and spiritual beliefs and practices.
Two AQA A-level Sociology Education essays for the Ethnicity topic, using the question demands: Applying material from item C9 and your own knowledge evaluate the view that ethnic differences in educational achievement are primarily the result of factors inside of school. Applying material from Item C7 and your knowledge, evaluate the view that ethnic differences in educational achievement are a product of factors inside school. While analogous in their wording, different studies and theorists have been used throughout, to vary the possible answers students could provide. The structure is as follows: Point Evidence Explanation Evaluation Link (to question) A 25p reduction has been made, due to the question similarity. The student’s own quantitative findings and clear evaluation included.
A customised, completely filled timeline for topic 6 of the Education section, spanning from the 1944 Butler Education Act to the 2010-15 Coalition government policies. Colour-coded in terms of aims, success and impact.
37-slide fun PowerPoint for revising the Childhood topic in Families and Households, using stimulating imagery - such as a pill and a drawing of Cher - for sociologist recall (in this case, Pilcher (1995)!). A short exercise guaranteeing quick and effective revision.
Two AQA AS-level Sociology Education essays for the Class topic, answering the prompt: Applying material from Item B and your knowledge, evaluate sociological explanations of social class differences in educational achievement. Applying material from item C5 and your own knowledge, evaluate the view that middle class pupils’ higher levels of achievement are the product of factors outside of school. Produced by a top band student utilising their wider reading and sprinkling both key sociologists and clear evaluation throughout - structure followed: Point Evidence Explanation Evaluation Link (to question)
A student’s picks from 7 articles, encompassing Topics 1-5 of the Beliefs in Society course - ideal for knowledge consolidation and sourcing additional evaluation.
Engaging, bright and broad quizzes for all Beliefs in Society topics, averaging at 15-25 slides, with a maximum of 141 questions. Theorist images included and colour-coded thematically/for evaluative point for memorising these important differences. Note: A separate quiz is attached for Secularisation statistics to prevent students from being overwhelmed by quantitative information, with extra figures incorporated. Quizzes sold individually for £2.
A student’s succinct poster and short (10-slide) PowerPoint on the New Christian Right, useful for Topics 2 and 5 of the Beliefs in Society course (videos, statistics and evaluation included!).
Colour-coded complete Research Methods and Methods in Context chart, underscoring strengths/limitations, and noting practical, ethical and theoretical elements, respectively. Font size adaptable on request.
A student’s striking ;) poster distinguishing between the origins and cessation of the Branch Davidians and the People’s Temple, with a final link to Wallis’ NRM typology.
A student’s five super-informative spider diagrams created at the beginning of their Beliefs in Society course, covering: Buddhism Hinduism Islam Sikhism Christianity Ideal for wider reading, and colour-coded in red/green to signify oppression/inclusion, this resource mixes article, podcast, film and other research to encourage pupils to think beyond the textbook.
A PowerPoint providing a colourful overview of the Marxism sub-topic for Crime and Deviance.
Studying or teaching Research Methods at AS Sociology level? This 70-slide PowerPoint will have you sorted in no time! Detailing all six topic areas (excluding the special application to Education), this resource includes: Subdivisions for each research method, with images and other types of media inserted to enhance student learning. Short video clips for wider reading, such as those from Louis Theroux’s 2019 Surviving America’s Most Hated Family. Countless charts assessing the strengths/weaknesses of each method, using several experiment or study examples to augment student understanding. Visually-appealing positives/negatives slides, incorporating real-life characters. Clear links back to positivist and interpretivist viewpoints.
Three orange-themed posters condensing the Marxist perspective for Education, entailing the theories of Marx, Bowles and Gintis, P. Cohen, Althusser, and Willis. Contains colour-coded evaluation in a chart.
Two posters outlining sociological theories on the New Right and Neoliberalism, including those of Chubb and Moe, Ball, Gewirtz, and David.
Brief 9-slide free PowerPoint on family diversity from the Families and Household section, with evaluation, images and underlined terminology.
Complete quizzes covering Topics 1-9 of the Crime and Deviance course - adorned with colours and pictures for faster memorisation! £2 individually, but £10 per pack (£8 saved!).
A student’s colour-coded 7-page table on evaluating the extent of secularisation in the UK, America and globally, past and present. All topics have been considered and some extra facts are contained!