.Welcome to Earlham Sociology Pages : AS Level and A2 Level Sociology

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Hello! My name is Russell Haggar and I  taught  both Sociology and Government and Politics at Advanced and GCSE levels mainly at the City of Norwich School for approximately 30 years. Having recently ended my full-time teaching career I hope to be able to spend a little more time extending the site in the future!

When the site was first published in 2009 my main long term objective was  to provide a fairly comprehensive set of materials for several of the modules currently offered in  AS and A2 Sociology specifications. In the course of 2009-10 documents were added  to  the Introducing Sociology Module, the Sociology of Education  Module, the Families and Households Module, the Power and Politics Module and the Differentiation and Stratification Module.

More documents have now been  added to these Sociology modules and I have decided also to provide information on AS Government and Politics and on A2 Government and Politics focussing especially on Political Ideologies as covered in a range of A2 Government and Politics specifications.

I hope  that these resources may be useful for  AS and A2 Sociology and/or Government and Politics students and also for students following Access to Higher Education Courses and for Scottish students following Scottish Intermediate and Higher Courses and that some of the more detailed documents might possibly be helpful for beginning undergraduates.

Please note also that very useful information on Sociology Modules such as Crime and Deviance , Belief Systems and others can be found via the links on this page to Good Sociology Sites. I have also recently added a link to Graham R. Gibb's series of lectures on Social Research Methods and Design. [See below]

Some further reorganisation of the site will also be necessary when the new Advanced Level  Sociology and Government and Politics Specifications are introduced.

 

 

NEW Developments 2013-2014

New Sociology and Government and Politics Sites

  • I am very pleased that Mr Barny Pearce who teaches Government and Politics at Wymondham High Academy will be contributing several AS and A2 Government and Politics documents to the site from September onwards.
  • I am very pleased also that Mr Alex Thirkill who is Head of the Department of Sociology at the Glyn School  has kindly permitted me to link to his Sociology resources from September onwards.
  • I am also very pleased to link to the Ashbourne College Government and Politics Site which contains excellent AS and A2 resources for UK Government and Politics, Political Ideologies and more
  • Again I am very pleased to link to resources provided by the Sociology Department of Park College Eastbourne. Click here for excellent You Tube Screen casts   on Political Sociology, World Development and  Sociological Perspectives and Methods. I have repeated this link as appropriate elsewhere on this site.
  • Click here for the SEEVIC Sociology website which  contains detailed teaching notes and very useful activities for both AS and A2 Sociology. Unfortunately this link may currently work rather slowly and you may prefer to Google seevicsociology and then to click on AS and A2 Sociology Site for TTC students. Believe me it is worth it !
  • Click here for the East Norfolk Sixth Form College Government and Politics Twitter Page which contains many links to useful articles with suggested topics for discussion.
  • Click here for a series of detailed video lectures on Social Research Methods and Design by Graham R. Gibbs  of the University of Huddersfield NEW LINK added September 2014

Particularly Useful New Links 

  1. Click here for a video lecture on Gender and Educational Achievement by Professor Becky Francis. This link has been added also to my document on Gender and Educational Achievement.
  2. Click here for the Left Futures website collection of video materials on the life and times of Tony Benn [R. I. P.]  This Link has also been added to the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page.  
  3. Click here for Professor Bob Jessop's audio lecture series [with slides] on Antonio Gramsci.
  4. Click here for Sex and Power: Who runs Britain 2014? NEW Link added October 2014
  5. Click here for a series of detailed video lectures on Social Research Methods and Design by Graham R. Gibbs  of the University of Huddersfield NEW LINK added October 2014

Additional New Resources

  • I shall also post some new resources of my own throughout the coming year.
    1. Click here for a Compendium of Video and Audio Materials on AS and A2 Government and Politics
    2. Click here for a PowerPoint Presentation entitled Introducing Marxist Theories of the State 
    3. Click here for my document on Education and the Economy which has been updated to incorporate information on Coalition education policies .
    4. Click here for my document on Compensatory Education which has been updated to incorporate information on Coalition education policies. 
    5. Click here for a new Document on Academies. This document has been been added to the Sociology of Education Module Title Page 
    6. Click here to access several new links on Social Mobility and on the Great British Class Survey which have been added to the Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page
    7.  Click here to access my document entitled "Introducing Social Class" which has been updated to include summary information and  links to more detailed information  on the Great British Class Survey
    8. Click here to access my document entitled "Private Schools"  which has been updated to include comparative GCE Advanced Level results in 2012/13.
    9. Click here for my document on Gender and Subject Choice which has been updated to incorporate information on the 2014 GCSE and GCE Advanced Level Examination Results. NEWEST September 2014
    10. Click here for my document and here for my PowerPoint on Gender and Educational Achievement which have been updated to incorporate information on the 2014 GCSE and GCE Advanced Level Examination Results.  NEWEST September 2014
    11. Scroll down  to "Recent Updates" to see previous Updates to the site . 

 

NEW: August 2012

As from September 2012 Earlham Sociology Pages will also be linked with Notesmaster.com  which provides Caribbean students with E Learning resources for a wide variety of subjects at different levels including CAPE1 and CAPE2 Sociology . My own resources have been developed for UK Sociology  syllabi  and it is therefore essential that Caribbean students using my Sociology resources should first access this guidance page  which provides information on the similarities and differences between Caribbean CAPE Sociology and UK Sociology syllabi and advice as to the use of my resources.

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EMAIL:  Please click here to contact us   if you have comments about the site and/or questions about Sociology

 

You can now click to follow me on twitter    

As of August 2014   I have now been on Twitter for about 10 months and found it exceptionally helpful. You can contact a whole community of Sociology and Government and Politics teachers and students  who provide a continuing stream of links to informative articles and useful teaching ideas. With thanks to all colleagues who have helped me. Brilliant.

All technical issues for this site are managed by computer technician Andy Church. For any computer related issues you experience please visit his website for computer repairs, upgrades etc or remote assistance by clicking this link

 

 

 

Earlham Sociology and Politics Resources

1.      Introducing Sociology

2.      Families and Households

3.      Sociology of Education

4.      Power and Politics

5.      Differentiation and Stratification

6.      The Sociology Links Page

7.      AS Government and Politics

8.      A2 Government and Politics [Political Ideologies]

9.      The UK Politics Links page  

10.  The UK General Election of 2010

11.  Visit D. Hall's textbook companion site : A2 Government and Politics: Ideologies and Ideologies in Action

12.  Visit The Folkestone School for Girls Government and Politics Resources

13.  Visit the LSE British Politics and Policy Blog.

14.  Visit the Video Section of the RSA Site  

15.  Visit the Ashbourne College Government and Politics Site

16  Click here for a Compendium of Video and Audio Materials on AS and A2 Government and Politics and Sociology NEW

 

 

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Fifteen Good Sociology Sites

1.      Visit Sociology Central [Chris. Livesey's Site]

2.      Visit Education Forum  [Andy Walker's Site]

3.      Visit Twynham School Sociology Site 

4.      Visit John Maloney's ESOCIOLOGY site

5.      Visit Sociology Exchange  You will need to register but this is free and very straightforward. 

6.      Visit the  Podology Site

7.      Visit the A Level Sociology Section of  S-Cool

8.      Visit the National Grid for Learning [Wales] Sociology site

9.      Visit the Get Revising Site

10.  Visit Revision World : AS and A2 Sociology Revision

11.  Visit April Chapman's Slideshare Presentations [mainly Theory and Methods].

12.  Visit the LSE Sociological Imagination Blog 

13.  Visit the Park College Sociology You Tube Page for excellent materials on Sociological Perspectives and Methods, Political Sociology and World Development.

14.  Visit the SEEVIC Sociology Site  for excellent AS and A2 Sociology teaching notes and activities

15 Visit the teachsociology Site [See Site archive for excellent AS and A2 Sociology Resources] NEW Link

 

 

Recent Updates 2014 

 

 September 2014   Click here for a link to a new Radio 4 Series entitled British Conservatism : The Grand Tour presented by Anne McElvoy. This Link has been added to the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page.

September 2014 Click here for "In It Together: the Inside Story of the Coalition Government " and here for "Social Democracy and the Nation after the Crash": very significant Podcast Lectures from the LSE given by Matthew d' Ancona and Professor Andrew Gamble respectively

 September 2014 Click here for the December 2013 edition of Discover Society which contains very useful information on Wealth, Class and Power.

September 2014 Click here for You Tube coverage of Professor Anthony King and Sir Ivor Crewe discussing "The Blunders of Our Governments". This link has also been added to the AS Government and Politics Title Page

September 2014 Click here for a video lecture on Gender and Educational Achievement by Professor Becky Francis. This link has been added also to my document on Gender and Educational Achievement.

September 2014 Click here for the Left Futures website collection of video materials on the life and times of Tony Benn [R. I. P.]  This Link has also been added to the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page.  

September 2014 Click here for 2011-12 series of LSE podcasts on The Future of the Left [From the Ralph Miliband Programme ]. This link has also been added to the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page

September 2014 Click here for Professor Bob Jessop's audio lecture series [with slides] on Antonio Gramsci. 

April 2014 Click here for a new Document on Academies. This document has been been added to the Sociology of Education Module Title Page 

February 2014 Click here for a report from the Office of National Statistics entitled Cohort Fertility. This link has been added to the AS Sociology Families and Households Module Title Page and is useful for the study of Population and Demography

 February  2014 Click here for "The  Riots of the Underclass?"  , a very useful academic paper by Dr. Imogen Tyler for Sociological Research Online. This link has been added to the A2 Sociology Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page.

April 2014 Click here for a new Document on Academies. This document has been been added to the Sociology of Education Module Title Page 

 

February2014 Click here for Underperformance in Education of White Working Class Children by Dr. Garth Stahl. This is a detailed, informative and fairly concise article that students should find especially useful. This link has been added also to my document entitled "Working Class Subculture and Educational Disadvantage". 

February 2014Click here for Schools Improvement Net which provides regularly updated coverage of all aspects of education policy. Dr. Stahl's article was published here!

February 2014Click here for the Fawcett Society Report: Sex and Power 2013

February 2014 Click here for a developing new Blog from Simon Sharpe Foster on UK Politics and Political Ideologies

Updates 2013

 

November 25th. Click here for Marxism and Revolution and here for Marxism and Contemporary Capitalist Societies both of which now contain additional links

 

October 23rd Click here for Russell Brand's recent appearance on Newsnight in which he argues the case for radical political change

 

October 18th  Click here for State of the Nation 2013: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain .This link and the following media coverage links have been added to both the Sociology of Education and the Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Pages

 

October 18th  Click here for Guardian coverage, here for Independent coverage and here for BBC coverage of the above Report

 October 15th  Click here for a new document on Academies. This document has been been added to the Sociology of Education Module Title Page

September 17th. Click here for my document on Compensatory Education which has been updated to incorporate information on Coalition education policies.

September 3rd. Click here for a link to a new Radio 4 Series entitled British Conservatism : The Grand Tour presented by Anne McElvoy. This Link has been added to the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page.  

September 3rd. Click here for my Document on Education and the Economy which has been updated to incorporate information on Coalition education policies.

August 25th. Click here for my Document on Gender and Subject Choice which has been updated to incorporate data on the 2012/13 GCSE and GCE Advanced Level Examinations.

August 4th Click here for links to BBC and Guardian coverage of opposition to "Fracking". These links have been added to my document entitled "Pressure Groups".

July 19th Click here and follow the appropriate links for very detailed, informative Podcasts from a Queen Mary College University of London Conference on One Nation Labour. This link has been added to the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page.

July 3rd Click here for links to short YouTube lectures on Marxism by radical comedian Mark Steel. These links have been added to my document entitled "Introducing Marxism"

July 2nd Click here for a London School of Economics Report entitled "Labour's Social Policy Record: Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010 and click here for additional related reports and summaries. Exceptionally useful

April 18th  I have added links above in my lists of favourite sites to the Video Section of the RSA site which has exceptional items related to Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy and more and to  the Sociology Section of the S-Cool site which is a mine of useful information for AS and A2 Sociology students. 

April 8th Click here for Press and Television coverage of the life and times of Margaret Thatcher [R.I.P.] . This link has been added to my UK Politics Links Page.

March 13th Click here a link to IPSOS MORI information on  2010-2012 trends in relationships between gender, age, class, region and voting behaviour. This link has been added to my document on Voting Behaviour in the UK.

February 14th Click here for some links on Collective Cabinet Responsibility and Coalition Government which have been added to my document on Individual Ministerial Responsibility and Collective Cabinet Responsibility

January 30th Click here for links to coverage of MPs' vote to delay the introduction of Constituency Boundary changes until 2018. These links have been added to my regularly updated UK Politics Links Page

January 10th Click here for the LSE British Politics and Policy Blog and here for the Sociological Imagination Blog which is also run from the LSE. I have now included each of these in my lists of favourite sites. See above!

Archive of Documents added 2012-2010