Tag: A level

  • Sociology in the News – Focus on Education

    A couple of interesting items in the news this week about the pros and cons of strict systems of education. This article from the Daily Mail outlines the strict social-control policies at the The Michaela Community School (a free school) in a deprived area of  north west London where pupils, on average, are doing twice as…

  • AS and First Year A Level Sociology – Whole Course Overview

    An overview of the entire course for AS and first year A level sociology covering the following ‘modules’: Education with applied research methods (‘methods in context‘) Research methods Families and Households. The overview below is taken directly from the AQA’s scheme of work and broken down further into more sub-topics to make it more teachable/…

  • Sociology and Value Freedom

    Value Freedom in Social Research refers to the ability of the researcher to keep his or her own values (personal, political and religious) from interfering with the research process. The idea that ‘facts’ should not be influenced by the researcher’s own beliefs is a central aspect of ‘science’ – and so when we say that…

  • Methods in Context Essay Template

    A suggested template for the Methods in Context Question on one of the AQA’s 7191 (1)education and methods in context sample exam papers – the template should work for most Method in Context questions, but it won’t work for all of them (it’ll fit less well for secondary data MIC questions) Question: 06 Read Item…

  • Sociological Perspectives on Education Summary Grid

    A Level Sociology – Perspectives on Education Summary Grid A summary of the Functionalist, Marxist, New Right, Late Modern/ New Labour and Postmodern Perspectives on the role of education in society – focusing on Key ideas, supporting evidence and criticisms. (Scroll down for ‘test yourself’ link) NB grids don’t display particularly well online so I’ve put in two…

  • Evaluate the Marxist View of the Role of Education in Society

    An essay evaluating the Marxist view of education covering ideological state apparatus, correspondence principle, the reproduction and legitimation of class inequality.

  • The Functionalist Perspective – Class Notes for A Level Sociology

    The key ideas of Functionalism include social structure, scientific research methods to find the general laws of society, socialisation and social solidarity to prevent anomie, the organic analogy and social evolution.

  • Evaluate Sociological Perspectives on Vocational Education (30)

    Evaluations in italics! Vocational Education refers to teaching people the specific knowledge and skills to prepare them for a particular career. Vocational Education can either be on the job training – such as with apprenticeships, or courses focused on a particular career in a college (typically 16-19). The New Right introduced Vocational Educational in the…

  • The Functionalist Perspective on the Family

    The Functionalist Perspective on the Family

    Functionalists focus on the positive functions of the nuclear family, such as secondary socialisation and the stabilisation of adult personalities.