Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Why is Sociology Different?

You did a really good lesson in thinking about how sociologists may see behaviour differently from psychologists, biologists and journalists.

You have the following question as homework - due in on Monday 7/10

Explain the difference between a sociologist’s and a psychologist’s approach to human behaviour (4)
This question carries 4 marks and you should aim to answer it in 3-4 minutes - anything less than 2 and half minutes and you have not written enough detail!

Use the mark scheme below to help you put together the perfect answer.

Mark Scheme:

        1 mark for a basic reference to EITHER sociology or psychology viewpoint
        2-3 marks for a partial description of both but lacking relevant examples or examples insufficiently explained
        4 marks: a clear description of both viewpoints with appropriate examples

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Social Class and Educational Achievement

You  have produced some excellent chroma key presentations on various factors affecting achievement for different social classes.  The link to them is below.  Use them to help you understand the issues and to help you write your essay.

How far would sociologists agree that parental attitude has the biggest effect on whether the working class succeed in education? (12)

Link to class and achievement videos

Good luck

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Alternatives to School

You will have seen some different sorts of schools and different ideas about the best way to educate children from the film clips and websites you were directed to.
Post a comment below about what you have seen and what you think about it.
Does home schooling appeal to you?  What about the Sands School method of education?  Would you like that level of freedom?  Do you think it would work for every student over the whole country?

Once you have posted your idea - reply to someone else's post that you do not agree with and begin a discussion.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New Silent Debate Topic

How far would you agree that Grammar Schools are a better education system than the comprehensive system?

Post comments below

Friday, 25 January 2013

Private vs Comprehensive education

"Comprehensive education is the fairest way for all students to have the equal opportunity to succeed in life and private education should be banned"

How far would you agree with this statement?

Add your comments on the above statement from either a Marxist or Functionalist/New Right point of view.
When you have added your own comment - try to argue with another comment - get the debate going!

Have fun!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Changes to Family Life In the UK today

Below are all your presentations on changing trends in family life.  Well done - they show some very good research and understanding.  You can use them to help with both your homework sheet and revision.

Good luck

Aging Population 1

Fertility 1

Households, Social Class and Ethnicity 1

Households, Social Class and Ethnicity 2

Infant Mortality and Life Expectancy 1

Infant Mortality and Life Expectancy 2