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Lessons and resources for teachers and students of Sociology.

Lessons and resources for teachers and students of Sociology.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Education: Theoretical views on the role of education (Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism). 3 lesson bundle (saves £2)
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Education: Theoretical views on the role of education (Functionalism, Marxism, Feminism). 3 lesson bundle (saves £2)

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A bundle of 3 lessons on theoretical views of the role of education in society. The bundle includes the following documents: 1 x lesson PowerPoint presentation on an introduction to the topic and the functionalist view 1 x lesson PowerPoint presentation on the Marxist view (including a homework research exercise into the feminist view) 1 x lesson PowerPoint presentation on the feminist view and a 15 mark question on theoretical views of the role of education 1 x top-band answer to a 15 mark question on theoretical views on the role of education (pdf) 1 x mark scheme to the 15 mark question on theoretical views on the role of education (pdf) 1 x student essay planning sheet to the 15 mark question on theoretical views on the role of education (pdf) 1 x sociological theory recap quiz sheet (pdf) Full details of the lessons are shown below: Lesson 1: Intro and Functionalist views A 12 slide PowerPoint presentation (and ‘theory recap quiz sheet’ handout) that introduces the Education unit and covers the Functionalist view on the role of education in-depth. The resource is designed to be delivered to students in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format and should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. It includes: A starter task A discussion task on key themes in the Education unit (role of schools, types of schools, impact of schools, chances of success) A recap quiz (and answers) on sociological theories - functionalism, feminism and Marxism (a handout is included in the pack) A task that allows students to apply prior knowledge of theory to education In-depth explanation of the functionalist view on the role of education in society (including references Durkheim and Parsons) A look at Davis and Moore’s ‘Role Allocation’ theory Criticisms of functionalist views of the role of education A lesson closing task that gets students to recap and apply knowledge gained from the lesson. Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have some prior knowledge of sociological theories of functionalism, feminism and Marxism (e.g. from the Family module) but can easily be adapted for those with no knowledge of theory. Lesson 2: Marxist views A 10 slide PowerPoint presentation that Marxist views on the role of education in-depth. The resource is designed to be delivered to students in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format and should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. It includes: A recap on the 3 main theory’s views of the role of education in society ‘What is capitalism?’ task, followed by an accessible explanation of capitalism and two short YouTube clips An overview of the Marxist view of the role of education An in-depth explanation of Bowles’ and Gintis’ ‘Correspondence Theory’ A task getting students to apply knowledge of correspondence theory to school and the workplace An analytical comparison between correspondence theory and role allocation theory (functionalism) An explanation of Bourdieu’s ‘Cultural Capital’ with questions Criticisms of Marxist views of the role of education A lesson closing task that gets students to recap and apply knowledge gained from the lesson Homework task to research feminist views of the role of education Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have some prior knowledge of Marxism (e.g. from the Family module) but can easily be adapted for those with no prior knowledge of the theory. Lesson 3: Feminism and Essay A 9 slide PowerPoint presentation, an essay planning sheet, a top-band 15 mark answer and a mark scheme for the question. The lesson pack covers the Feminist view on the role of education and provides students with an example 15 mark essay question on the topic of theoretical views on the role of education. The resources have been designed to follow on from the previous 2 lessons in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format. It should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. It includes: A starter task that builds on a homework from the Marxism lesson An overview of 20th Century feminist views of the role of education in society, including the role of education in gender socialisation (male dominated, representation, subject choices), the impact of educational policies such as the Education Reform Act on female experiences of school An overview if contemporary feminist views on the role of education in society, including 2015 statistics on the increasing feminisation of schools and gendered subjects An overview of how the work of Becky Francis and Sue Lees can be applied to the girls’ experiences of school A 15 mark essay question that pulls together knowledge of the functionalist, Marxist and feminist views of the role of education. The pack includes guidance of how to answer the question and a planning sheet for students (pdf document) An example of a top-band answer (pdf document) to the essay question. Tasks to accompany the top-band answer, such as identification of key essay components (AO1, AO2, AO3) An opportunity for students to write their answer to the essay Guidance on self-marking / peer-marking, with an accompanying exam board style mark scheme (pdf document) Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have solid prior knowledge of functionalist and Marxist views on the role of education in society.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Key terms in differentiation
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Key terms in differentiation

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GCSE Sociology resource for the new WJEC / EDUQAS specification. 20 slides on key terms in the Stratification and Differentiation unit and features definitions, examples and sociologists. Can be used by teachers as a revision exercise in class/for homework, or by students as an independent revision resource. Key terms included: 1. Status 2. Life chances 3. Social construction 4. Stereotyping 5. Prejudice 6. Discrimination 7. Institutional racism 8. Ageism 9. Homophobia 10. Patriarchy 11. Scapegoating 12. Glass ceiling 13. Legislation / policy 14. Media representation 15. Moral panics 16. Subcultures 17. Old boys network 18. Medical model of disability 19. Social model of disability 20. Social exclusion / marginalisation Please note: This is a .pdf document and not designed to be edited. @Mr_Hewitson
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Crime and Deviance: Gender and Crime [PowerPoint Presentation]
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Crime and Deviance: Gender and Crime [PowerPoint Presentation]

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A 10 slide PowerPoint presentation (and ‘fill in the blanks’ handout) that covers the key issues around the relationship between gender and crime. The resource is designed to be delivered to students in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format and should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. It includes: A starter task Key statistics on gender and crime, e.g. arrest rates, prosecution ration, prison populations (from 2017) Reasons why women commit less crime than men (gender socialisation, social control, patriarchy, employment patterns) including references to key feminists - Heidensohn, McRobbie, and Oakley Class discussion around the differential treatment of women and men by agents of social control An explanation of Pollak’s Chivalry thesis with a link to a 5 min YouTube clip that covers the issue Links between class, poverty and gender An explanation of Carlen’s work on women, crime and poverty How gender and a focus on female crime can be used as a criticism to other theoretical views on crime. Includes a link to a 13 min YouTube clip on girl gangs that can be used to ‘visualise’ some of the criticisms outlined An homework task of an 8 mark exam question (based on the content covered) with WJEC / Eduqas guidance on how to answer it (in a hidden slide) A lesson closing game of sociological ‘Articulate!’ based on key terms used in the lesson Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have already covered much of the Crime and Deviance module, but can easily be used or adapted for those with no prior knowledge.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Stratification and Differentiation: Introductory Lesson
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Stratification and Differentiation: Introductory Lesson

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A 10 slide PowerPoint presentation, an in-depth introductory reading to the topic and student question/answer activity sheet. The lesson pack covers an accessible introduction to the topic of stratification and differentiation. It covers key themes, definitions and is supplemented by group and individual tasks and YouTube videos. The lesson has been designed in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson format, aided by several tasks. It should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. It includes: A starter task - how would you explain key terms to a 10 year old? An guide on what students should know before venturing into the world of stratification and differentiation, such as exam paper information, links to previous topics and theories. A clear definition and illustration of stratification and differentiation for students to copy A group activity based on giving students different roles and deciding between them who is most important / worthy in society and why this is An overview of key themes in stratification and differentiation, such as Inequality, Status, Life Chances, Functionalism, Meritocracy, Marxism, Poverty, Exploitation, Profit, Capitalism, Communism, Equality of Outcome, Equality of Opportunity, Class, Age, Gender, Feminism, Ethnicity, Disability, Strata, Open System of Stratification, Social Mobility, Closed System of Stratification, Apartheid, Caste. The pack includes an accessible reading/script for teachers, complete with contemporary examples and links to sociological theory (pdf document). An individual activity where students have to write answers to questions based on the teacher reading . The pack includes a student answer handout (pdf document) - avoiding the need for ‘Do I have to write out the question?’ requests. An activity based on relevant YouTube clips where students need to extract information from the clips An extension activity introducing students to Weber’s idea of ‘Conspicuous consumption’ Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have no prior ‘conscious knowledge’ of stratification and differentiation, but also assumes that students will have encountered some concepts such as meritocracy and life chances in Component 1 modules, e.g. Education.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Education Revision Session powerpoint
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Education Revision Session powerpoint

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A short PowerePoint presentation that covers the Education unit in Paper 1 of the WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology course. It includes an overview of the specification, a matching theorist to theory game, an overview of theoretical views on the role of education, tasks on processes inside schools and outside schools (internal and external factors), an overview of patterns of educational achievement by class, gender and ethnicity and an 8 mark exam question with guidance on how to answer it. The resource is designed to be delivered to students in a revision session/lesson format and should take between 30 - 60 mins to deliver.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Revision Checklist (Paper 1)
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Revision Checklist (Paper 1)

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Revision checklist designed to allow students to self-assess their knowledge of topics on paper 1 of the new GCSE specification. Download includes one .pdf file - All units and topics according to the specification are covered. Key Concepts and Processes of Cultural Transmission Families Education Sociological Research Methods
FREE!! GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Crime and Deviance: Key terms and sociologists table
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FREE!! GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Crime and Deviance: Key terms and sociologists table

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A one page pdf document with table of 16 key terms, their definitions and links to associated sociologists / theories. The resource is designed to be used by students as a revision tool. Alternatively, teachers may wish to use the resource as part of an in-class revision task. For example, by cutting the document up and encouraing students to ‘put the pieces back together’ . A blank version has also been included for this purpose. It includes: Anomie Collective sentiments Strain theory White collar crime Differential enforcement of the law Female conformity Crimes of the powerless Chivalry thesis Culture of poverty Delinquency
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Education: Feminist views and 15 mark essay [PPT + Model Answer]
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Education: Feminist views and 15 mark essay [PPT + Model Answer]

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A 9 slide PowerPoint presentation, an essay planning sheet, a top-band 15 mark answer and a mark scheme for the question. The lesson pack covers the Feminist view on the role of education and provides students with an example 15 mark essay question on the topic of theoretical views on the role of education. The resources have been designed to follow on from the previous 2 lessons (see https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-sociology-eduqas-wjec-education-functionalist-views-powerpoint-presentation-12092718) and https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-sociology-eduqas-wjec-education-marxist-views-powerpoint-presentation-12092726) in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format. It should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. This 9-1 Sociology Lesson for WJEC / Eduqas includes: A starter task that builds on a homework from the Marxism lesson An overview of 20th Century feminist views of the role of education in society, including the role of education in gender socialisation (male dominated, representation, subject choices), the impact of educational policies such as the Education Reform Act on female experiences of school An overview if contemporary feminist views on the role of education in society, including 2015 statistics on the increasing feminisation of schools and gendered subjects An overview of how the work of Becky Francis and Sue Lees can be applied to the girls’ experiences of school A 15 mark essay question that pulls together knowledge of the functionalist, Marxist and feminist views of the role of education. The pack includes guidance of how to answer the question and a planning sheet for students (pdf document) **An example of a top-band answer (pdf document) to the essay question. (9-1 Exam question practice) Tasks to accompany the top-band answer, such as identification of key essay components (AO1, AO2, AO3) An opportunity for students to write their answer to the essay Guidance on self-marking / peer-marking, with an accompanying exam board style mark scheme (pdf document) Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas 9-1 GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have solid prior knowledge of functionalist and Marxist views on the role of education in society.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Education: Functionalist views [PowerPoint Presentation]
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Education: Functionalist views [PowerPoint Presentation]

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A 12 slide PowerPoint presentation (and ‘theory recap quiz sheet’ handout) that introduces the Education unit and covers the Functionalist view on the role of education in-depth. The resource is designed to be delivered to students in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format and should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. It includes: A starter task A discussion task on key themes in the Education unit (role of schools, types of schools, impact of schools, chances of success) A recap quiz (and answers) on sociological theories - functionalism, feminism and Marxism (a handout is included in the pack) A task that allows students to apply prior knowledge of theory to education In-depth explanation of the functionalist view on the role of education in society (including references Durkheim and Parsons) A look at Davis and Moore’s ‘Role Allocation’ theory Criticisms of functionalist views of the role of education A lesson closing task that gets students to recap and apply knowledge gained from the lesson. Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have some prior knowledge of sociological theories of functionalism, feminism and Marxism (e.g. from the Family module) but can easily be adapted for those with no knowledge of theory.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Stratification and Differentiation: Functionalism and New Right
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Stratification and Differentiation: Functionalism and New Right

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A 13 slide PowerPoint presentation, focusing on Functionalist and New Right views of social stratification and differentiation. The lesson pack also includes a student ‘fill in the blanks’ activity sheet. The lesson covers an accessible look at functionalist and New Right views of stratification and differentiation. It covers key themes, sociologists, theories and applications of these to contemporary society. The lesson has been designed to follow on from the Introductory lesson (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-sociology-eduqas-wjec-stratification-and-differentiation-introductory-lesson-12096817) in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson format, aided by several tasks. It should take approx. 90 mins to deliver. It includes: A recap quiz on the introductory lesson to stratification and differentiation (with answers) An overview of the functionalist view of stratification and its key themes such as meritocracy and the function or poverty as a motivating factor for work A thought-provoking activity around ‘does money = status and privilege?’ that builds on understanding of the functionalist view A chance for students to see the top 10 and bottom 10 paying jobs in UK society, and to apply their knowledge of whether these are ‘fair’ An in-depth look at Davis & Moore’s ‘role allocation’ theory and how it underpins functionalist thinking on stratification A provocative look at whether society is fair, providing students the opportunity to criticise the functionalist approach An overview of the New Right view of stratification, with a focus on the work of Saunders (1990) around unequal rewards *** A ‘fill in the blanks’ activity (pdf document)** that summarises learning from the lesson (complete with answers) A range of questions that students are asked to consider (and write answers to!) from a functionalist perspective A bell task to stretch and challenge students to make links between global politics, functionalism, new right and stratification Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students been introduced to stratification and differentiation for one lesson (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-sociology-eduqas-wjec-stratification-and-differentiation-introductory-lesson-12096817), but can easily be adapted.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Revision Checklist (Paper 2)
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Revision Checklist (Paper 2)

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Revision checklist designed to allow students to self-assess their knowledge of topics on paper 2 of the new GCSE specification. Download includes one .pdf file - All units and topics according to the specification are covered. Social Stratification and Differentiation Crime and Deviance Applied Methods of Sociological Enquiry
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Education: Marxist views [PowerPoint Presentation]
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Education: Marxist views [PowerPoint Presentation]

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A 10 slide PowerPoint presentation that covers Marxist views on the role of education, in-depth. The resource is designed to be delivered to students in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format and should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. It includes: A recap on the 3 main theory’s views of the role of education in society ‘What is capitalism?’ task, followed by an accessible explanation of capitalism and two short YouTube clips An overview of the Marxist view of the role of education An in-depth explanation of Bowles’ and Gintis’ ‘Correspondence Theory’ A task getting students to apply knowledge of correspondence theory to school and the workplace An analytical comparison between correspondence theory and role allocation theory (functionalism) An explanation of Bourdieu’s ‘Cultural Capital’ with questions Criticisms of Marxist views of the role of education A lesson closing task that gets students to recap and apply knowledge gained from the lesson Homework task to research feminist views of the role of education Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have some prior knowledge of Marxism (e.g. from the Family module) but can easily be adapted for those with no prior knowledge of the theory. Read less
FREE SAMPLE LESSON POWERPOINT: GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Introduction to Crime and Deviance
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FREE SAMPLE LESSON POWERPOINT: GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Introduction to Crime and Deviance

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A 10 slide PowerPoint presentation that introduces the topic of crime and deviance. The resource is designed to be delivered to students in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format and should take approx. 90 mins to deliver. It includes: A starter task 10 key terms, definitions and examples A group / class debate exercise Key examples of crime and deviance as relative concepts An overview of the social construction of crime and deviance Key examples of the social construction of crime (situational crime, historical crime, cross-cultural crime) Exam style questions - 2 mark, 5 mark and 8 mark Bell task Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification who have no prior knowledge of crime and deviance. Stidents may recognise concepts, e.g. social construction from earlier topics. If you liked the resource or found it useful, please leave a positive review. If you have feedback on how this resource could be improved please contact @Mr_Hewitson on Twitter.
FREE!! GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Stratification and Differentiation: I, Daniel Blake sheet
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FREE!! GCSE Sociology (Eduqas / WJEC) - Stratification and Differentiation: I, Daniel Blake sheet

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A 2-sided worksheet for students to fill in whilst watching I, Daniel Blake. The worksheet includes a film synopsis, key terms from the Stratification and Differentiation unit that link into the film, and 5 questions to fill in during, or after watching. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification. The resource assumes students have a firm understanding of stratification and differentiation, but it can easily be adapted (alongside stopping the film more frequently) to use at any point in teaching this module.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Family: Theory overview
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Family: Theory overview

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A one page .pdf document giving an overview of functionalist, Marxist and feminist views of the family. Designed for the Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification, but totally useable for other specs, e.g. AQA. If you like the resource, be a pal and rate it 5* - it’s free, after all! :-) @allsociology
A-Level Sociology (AQA) - Beliefs in Society - Appeal of New Religious Movements (NRMs)
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A-Level Sociology (AQA) - Beliefs in Society - Appeal of New Religious Movements (NRMs)

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AQA A-Level Sociology - Beliefs in Society A 3 page.pdf revision sheet outlining the appeal of New Religious Movements. Includes information on: Marginality, Relative Deprivation, Social Change, Pragmatic Motives, Spiritual Void, Appeal of world-rejecting NRMs to young people, Appeal of world-affirming NRMs. Sociologists mentioned: Wallis, Weber, Wilson, Stark & Bainbridge, Barker, Bird.
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Revision Checklists (Paper 1 and Paper 2)
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Revision Checklists (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

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Revision checklists designed to allow students to self-assess their knowledge of the entire new GCSE specification. Download includes two .pdf files - one for paper 1 units, and the other for paper 2. All units and topics according to the specification are covered. Key Concepts and Processes of Cultural Transmission Families Education Sociological Research Methods Social Stratification and Differentiation Crime and Deviance Applied Methods of Sociological Enquiry
GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Crime and Deviance - Theoretical Views [Powerpoint Presentation]
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GCSE Sociology (Eduqas) - Crime and Deviance - Theoretical Views [Powerpoint Presentation]

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A 13 slide PowerPoint presentation that covers a range of sociological theories and their views on crime and deviance. The resource is designed to be delivered to students in a ‘lead from the front’ lesson / revision session format and should take approx. 100 mins to deliver. It includes: A starter task Guidance to students on how to take notes from the lesson The Functionalist view (Durkheim, Merton, Collective Sentiments, Anomie, Strain Theory) Feminist view (Heidensohn, McRobbie, Female Conformity, Ladette Culture) Marxist View (Chambliss, Differential Enforcement of the Law, Property Law) New Right view (Murray, Underclass, Delinquency, Culture of Poverty) Interactionist view (Becker, Labelling, Master Status, Self-fulfilling Prophecy, Deviant Career) The Subcultural view (A. Cohen, S. Cohen, Matza, Delinquency, Status Frustration, Moral Panics) An example of a 15 mark exam question (based on the content covered) with guidance on how to answer it An extension task based around key word awareness from the crime and deviance unit Animated to ‘build’ information to students gradually Brief instructions for the teacher and timing guidance are included in the notes to the document. The resource is designed to be delivered to students studying the new WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Sociology specification and who have some prior awareness of sociological theory (e.g. from component 1 modules).