The resources below have been selected to help A-level sociology students and teachers studying (and teaching) an introduction to the concepts of sex and gender in the very first weeks of the two year course.
However the material below should also be useful across the entire two year sociology specification, and especially in the Theory and Methods aspect of the second year of study where Feminism and gender equality is one of the main themes.
Statistics on gender equality in the UK (historical, kept for posterity!)
Exam Style Questions
These are drawn from modules across the whole A-level course
Sex and Gender In the News and social research in 2022
The Conversation (2022) – not everyone is male or female
A Few Lionesses will Get Everything – the Gender Pay Gap in Women’s Football.
Why Football needs a gender revolution – The Conversation 2022
Various mainly 2022 analysis and articles about LGBTQ topics based on YouGov surveys
Human Rights Watch has some depressing articles for 2022 and further back, very global focus.
Contemporary Sociology in the news/ research in 2021
Kings College – Developing a Sub-national (regional) index of gender equality in the UK
The Conversation – Why women get paid less than men
Videos and Documentaries
Tom Daley – Illegal to be Me – exploring sexuality laws across Commonwealth countries.
Regularly published Research Studies (UK and Global Focus)
Office for National Statistics – The Gender Pay Gap in the UK.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (2021 report)
World Economic Forum: Global Gender Gap Report
Less than annual or not (/sure if) annual
The Trevor Report on LGBTQ mental health 2021
The LGBTQ Survey (2018)
(lack of) Action plan since the above survey
Stonewall – Lost in Britain (2018) the Trans Report.
YouGov – How Brits Describe Their Sexuality
YouGov – Do Brits think sexuality is a scale…?
UK Gov – The Gender Equality Monitor (up to 2018)
The Gender Equality Roadmap (2019)
Stonewall – Facts and Figures (links to various research)