Category Archives: Education

Outline Three Ways in Which Schools Have Become Increasingly Privatised in Recent Years (6)

Privatisation involves the transfer of public assets to private companies This is an example of a possible 4 or 6 mark question for the A Level sociology paper 1 education exam, possible answers below… Marketization = exogenous privatisation, or introducing the … Continue reading

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An Overview of the Education Module for A Level Sociology

The AQA Specification – Education Students need to know…. The role and functions of the education system, including its relationship to the economy and to class structure (the perspectives: functionalism etc.) Differential educational achievement of social groups by social class, … Continue reading

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Key Concepts for Sociology – Education

Starting off with gender and education, gradually going to be populated with more!  Crisis of Masculinity          Where men are uncertain about what it means to be a man because of the decline of traditional masculinity. Men used to get a … Continue reading

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Gender and Education Summary Grid for A Level Sociology.

There are three main types of question for gender and education – achievement (why do girls generally do better than boys); subject choice (why do they choose different subjects) and the trickier question of how gender identities affect experience of … Continue reading

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Assess the claim that ‘ethnic difference in educational achievement are primarily the result of school factors’ (30)

An essay on ethnicity and education written for the A Level Sociology paper 1 exam, AQA focus.  It’s hopefully obvious that what’s below is ‘overkill’ – for a simpler version of the essay and with the skills (knowledge, analysis, evaluation) … Continue reading

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4 and 6 Mark Outline Questions on Education for the A Level Sociology Paper 1 Exam

Possible questions for the A Level Sociology Education (71912) PAPER 1 exam – the two short answer questions in this paper will ask you to outline two reasons/ ways/ criticisms. You will have one 4 mark question and one 6 … Continue reading

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Sociology in the News: Parental Choice Versus State Control

The supreme court this week upheld the ban on parents taking their children out of school for family holidays during term time. The decision upheld a fine imposed on Jon Platt by the Ilse of White Council for taking his … Continue reading

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Analyse two ways in which globalisation has influenced education policies in the UK (10)

Applying material from item A and elsewhere analyse two ways in which globalisation has influenced education policies in the United Kingdom in the last 30 years (10) Item A Globalisation, or the increasing interconnectedness of countries across the globe, creates … Continue reading

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Sociology of Education: 13 Key Concepts

Definitions and examples of 13 of the most important key terms for the A level sociology 7192 (1) exam, including the correspondence principal, meritocracy, privatisation, and lots more. These are 12 of the most fundamental concepts for the exam, which … Continue reading

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The Moral Panic About Boys ‘Underachievement’ in Education

Researchers in the Gender and Education Association take a critical feminist approach to the issue of boys’ underachievement.   They argue that boys’ underachievement has long been a feature of the UK education system, but it has recently become a … Continue reading

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