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I am Head of Social Sciences at a Cambridgeshire School. Last year we achieved 80%+ A*-C in Sociology GCSE and over half of our students achieved A*/A at A Level. Currently teaching OCR Sociology A Level and WJEC GCSE Sociology. Any questions, message me.

I am Head of Social Sciences at a Cambridgeshire School. Last year we achieved 80%+ A*-C in Sociology GCSE and over half of our students achieved A*/A at A Level. Currently teaching OCR Sociology A Level and WJEC GCSE Sociology. Any questions, message me.
Sociology theories display! or Theory overview sheets for students
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Sociology theories display! or Theory overview sheets for students

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All the resources you need for a Sociology theories display. I have included: 4 theory overview sheets (Marxism, Feminism, Functionalism and New Right). On each of those sheets is some information regarding: Theory's view about society, key sociologists linked to that theory, views on the family and views on crime. These can be changed if you study a different topic as they are in publisher format. I have also included pictures and pieces of information, quotes etc that I used for my display. I do not own the rights to the pictures and so to make it clear, you are paying for the overview sheets and the information I have produced. I have included the picture about how I laid it out, but you may wish to lay it out differently. I also backed on different coloured paper to highlight the different theories. Currently working on Interactionism and Postmodernism. Alternatively/additionally, you can print off just the overview sheets to hand out to students. Took roughly 6 hours to do make all of the resources so asking for £8. Once it's all up though it will last for years and won't need updating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
OCR Psychology 9-1 GCSE Revision Activity Booklet
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OCR Psychology 9-1 GCSE Revision Activity Booklet

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I have created a revision booklet for Paper 1 OCR GCSE Psychology 9-1 (new spec). This has a variety of activities to help students revise the content for: Criminal Psychology Development Psychological Problems There is no research methods in this booklet. I have decided against putting it in this booklet as I feel it would be best as a stand alone booklet due to the fact it is in both papers. There are many research methods booklets available and little changes in research methods so people will want to use their own. Also, I have NOT included the studies in here. The reason is that I have a separate studies booklet that I get my students to fill in across the 2 years for homework. I have included this for you to use (if you wish). This is a page for each study for students to fill in. There are a variety of crosswords, word searches, gap fills, cryptograms, double puzzles and others. The criticisms involve note taking. There is also a front cover, you may wish to do your own, hence why it is at the end. A side note: I am a teacher (not a full time author, or part time for that matter), just like you! It has taken me roughly 20 hours to make this booklet, if you are expecting a bound revision booklet then please look elsewhere. This is mainly to help students revisit content alongside the Billingham book. Equally you are paying to be able to print as many copies of this for your own students as you like. Please do not reupload! Many thanks! If you have any questions please feel free to message me. I will eventually produce a booklet for Paper 2.
OCR GCSE Psychology studies booklet (New Specification)
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OCR GCSE Psychology studies booklet (New Specification)

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A workbook to complete in order to summarise each of the studies needed as part of the OCR GCSE Psychology course. APRCE template for each study. Each page has the same format where studies need to fill in information relating to the study. We set this for homework as a consolidation activity. Front page contains information that relates to our school but is uploaded as a publisher file and so can be deleted/adapted to your own school.
OCR Sociology A Level Revision Booklets (New Spec) ALL 3 EXAMS
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OCR Sociology A Level Revision Booklets (New Spec) ALL 3 EXAMS

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3 booklets containing information about essay structure for each question type, lists of questions for each question type, and specification overview. All three exams are covered in the three booklets. Questions have been taken from elsewhere or thought up by myself. We print each booklet in different colours. Front page will need to be changed to suit the school and examination date. All in PDF format, sorry I don't seem to have the publisher/word versions any more. Please note: This is NOT a content revision booklet, it is just for structure of exam questions, specification overview and practice questions. Took roughly 8 hours to make the booklets. Last year over half our students achieved A*/A in A Level Sociology (2 were predicted an A/A*).
Sociological theories overview task sheet
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Sociological theories overview task sheet

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This is a simple overview of four different sociological theories (Functionalism, Feminism, Marxism and New Right) There is an activity to do on each in order to work out what each theory argues. There is also an empty string puppet for students to fill in about who controls society according to that theory and whether they see it as good or bad. There is also a key terms section to fill in. Students enjoy doing this and provides them with a basic overview of each of the theories. GCSE level and can be used for any exam board. My students found these extremely useful and many have them on their wall for revision. I would recomment blowing up to A3.
Individualist vs Collectivist culture card sort
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Individualist vs Collectivist culture card sort

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As the title suggests. Statements about individualist or collectivist cultures for students to sort into two columns. Good way of getting them to understand the difference between the two. I use for GCSE Sociology (Family topic)
GCSE WJEC Sociology Revision Bundle
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GCSE WJEC Sociology Revision Bundle

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Revision booklets for Compulsory Core 1, 2, Essay Practice and planning booklets for the Family and Crime and Deviance. Overview of the theories of the family and activity sheet for overview of the theories. For individual descriptions of each please see the individual items in my shop
OCR A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance Revision Sheet: Theories, Names, Concepts etc
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OCR A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance Revision Sheet: Theories, Names, Concepts etc

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OCR A Level Sociology. Crime and Deviance revision sheet. Overview of theories, names, concepts etc. Took a long time to make! I also have one available for Sociology of the Family, see other resources. Please feel free to review and give feedback on how to improve. Students were extremely happy with this resource, probably more so than any other as it helped them visualise where theory relate to one another.
Structure of a neuron labeling activity
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Structure of a neuron labeling activity

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Activity to label structure of a neuron. Colour coded table including part, description and function. Cut and stick exercise. Made for A Level Psychology but no reason it couldn't be used for other sciences. (Answers included)
Self Report Studies, Victim Surveys and Police Recorded Statistics Game
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Self Report Studies, Victim Surveys and Police Recorded Statistics Game

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A great way of recapping and checking knowledge on measurements of crime. Connect 4 style game based on statements about the three measurements of crime. Includes: Statements (Which need to be cut up) Connect 4 game board Connect 4 powerpoint instructions. Works best in groups of 3. If you want to make it last longer increase the number they need to get in a row. Give each pupil a different colour pen/pencil/highlighter/felt tip. Students enjoy this. Usually takes around 20-30 mins.
Cohen Status Frustration Fun Activity. Cartoon and stages match up
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Cohen Status Frustration Fun Activity. Cartoon and stages match up

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Students love doing this fun cartoon and stages match up. Hand drawn by myself to illustrate the stages of Cohen's Status Frustration. File comes with each of the 6 stages. Students have to put them in a flow diagram. Students can also add their own speech and thoughts to the bubbles on the pictures. (Correct order of the stages included as a picture). Can be used for GCSE or A Level. All exam boards use Cohen's Status Frustration in Crime and Deviance topic. I am looking at providing more of these cartoons to illustrate different theories. Let me know if there are any you would like. Please provide feedback if you like.
Understanding Social Processes GCSE WJEC Sociology Revision Book
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Understanding Social Processes GCSE WJEC Sociology Revision Book

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A revision book for the first unit 'Understanding Social Processes' of the GCSE WJEC Sociology exam. Activities for students to work through in order to help them prepare for the exam. Exam help, activities etc. WJEC currently do not have a revision book so I have made my own. Please leave a review or feedback of how to improve. I also have a revision book for Understanding Social Structures available at: https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/understanding-social-structures-revision-book-wjec-sociology-11044585
WJEC GCSE Sociology The Family Essay Practice and Planning Revision Booklet
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WJEC GCSE Sociology The Family Essay Practice and Planning Revision Booklet

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Essay planning booklet for WJEC Sociology GCSE Family. Includes: List of past questions Questions I have come up with (around 15-20) Planning sheet with the title of each essay question on An example mark scheme. Tips on essay structure. Our feedback sheet which I have after every essay page. I tend to have a front cover (attached), followed by the past questions and my questions, then have a question plan sheet, followed by space (lined paper sheet), followed by a feedback sheet. Students find these extremely helpful. Can be done in class and/or at home. I have a booklet for crime and deviance and a booklet for the family Please note this does not have topic info in, use the book for that.
White collar vs Blue collar crime
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White collar vs Blue collar crime

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Two worksheets on white collar vs blue collar crime. One is a notetaking sheet outlining the differences between the two types of crime using the WJEC GCSE Sociology book to help them (could use any book though that outlines the differences between the two) The other sheet gets students thinking about types of crime that could be committed within each job role (focusing on white collar crime). Made for GCSE but could be adapted/used for A Level as a quick activity.
How the roles of women have changed. Feminism: is it still needed?
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How the roles of women have changed. Feminism: is it still needed?

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A lesson about how the roles of women have changed in the family and why they have changed. More concentration on the latter. There is also some debate about whether feminism is still needed or not by looking at improvements in women's lives and what is still to be improved. File includes: Powerpoint (with links to appropriate video clips) I like to start the lesson by showing Meghan Trainor 'Dear Future Husband' to allow students to try to guess what we will be studying in the lesson. Within the powerpoint there is also recent adverts to compare to the 1950s to show how little has changed. Also a worksheet on adverts from the 1950s. Students have to find the point of the advert, what has improved for women, and what hasn't improved to help them come to a conclusion about whether feminism is still needed. There is also a document from the Good Housekeeping Guide to show how women were expected to behave in the 1950s. Kahoot link. I have also provided a Kahoot link (in powerpoint) for a fun quiz on the family (overview). Students love Kahoot! Students loved this lesson and worked well with year 10-11. Great for the family topic or feminism in general. Could be adapted for A Level. Any feedback is greatly received.
Research methods worksheets/activities (please see description for what the 7 files are)
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Research methods worksheets/activities (please see description for what the 7 files are)

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7 files to help teach research methods. There are no powerpoints in this file. The file includes a worksheet on access (gatekeepers) where students have to come up with the gatekeeper for the situation. A worksheet where students are given ways in which values (bias) can enter research and they have to think of ways this could impact on their research. A double page activity sheet on positivism to highlight its scientific approach etc. A Twitter sheet for students to outline what each methodological perspective may tweet about when it comes to research #quantitative etc. A sampling activity where students think about the best sampling type for each piece of research. A blank tables for students to fill in about four approaches to methodology (positivist, interpretivist, realist and feminist) Another blank table for students to fill in about different types of observations.
Board game activity (Sociology but can be used for any subject)
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Board game activity (Sociology but can be used for any subject)

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The file includes the following: Blank board games sheet. (publisher) Sociology themed game counters (publisher) Instructions for students to make the board game (powerpoint) Question cards templates for students to cut out. (word) Students enjoy making their own games. I give each group a topic (The family or crime and deviance for example) and get them to make a game based around this. Give each group scissors, glue, an A3 game board on card and the resources and they make it. It may take 2-3 lessons but well worth it. Students then get the opportunity to play theirs and others in the lesson after. Great way of students to check understanding of topics and turn the learning on its head. Students have to go through the book to formulate questions, Great for revision without them even realising it! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Can be used in any subject but the counters are specific to Sociology.