Welcome to Earlham Sociology Pages :   New AS and Advanced Level Sociology Specifications and AS andA2 Government and Politics

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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!
  • I hope  that these resources may be useful for  AS , Advanced Level and  A2 Sociology students, for AS and A2 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. [Note that new Advanced Level Government and Politics Specifications are due to be introduced in 2017.]

 

 

  •  Essentially the Sociology Topics available on  this site are Introducing Sociology, Families and Households, The Sociology of Education, Stratification, Differentiation and Social Inequality and Power and Politics .  Each section has several fairly detailed documents but I have been unable to cover entire examination specifications for any of these topics. After several years the site remains very much a work in progress!

 

 

 

  • Well: good luck with your studies!

 

 

The Sociology Modules

 

Introducing Sociology

Education with Methods in Context [AQA AS Compulsory ];  Education with Theory and Methods [AQA Year1Compulsory] ; Education [OCR Option Year 2]

Families and Households {AQA Option AS and  Year 1] and Families and Relationships [OCR Option AS and Year1]

Stratification and Differentiation  [AQA Option Year 2] ;  Researching and Understanding Social Inequalities   [OCR Compulsory AS and Year 1]    

Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods [AQA Compulsory Year2 ] Crime and Deviance [OCR Option Year 2]

    

  • Resits 2016-17

Power and Politics {AQA A2 option] and Sociology of Power and Politics [OCR A2 Option]  have been discontinued in the new AQA and OCR Advanced Level Sociology Specifications but in 2017 students will be able to resit these examinations and all other  A2 examinations based on the older A2 specifications and I include links to these older specifications on each of the module title pages.

 

 

The WJEC  also provide excellent new specifications for AS Sociology and Advanced Level Sociology. You may click here to access these specifications. Interestingly WJEC does offer a Politics option in the 2nd year of the new Sociology specification . Also you may click here for resources provided by eduqas for the WJEC courses.

  • Latest Additions
  1.  YouTube Podcasts on Crime and Deviance, Education and Sociological Methods from Ms A. Sugden Added May 2016
  2. A Page of links to Crime and Deviance Resources Added May 2016
  3. You Tube Playlists  on Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods and Global Development created by Advanced Level Sociology student Isabelle Bradshaw. Added July 2016
  4. Introduction to Sociology YouTube Channel : Professor Robert Van Krieken University of Sydney. Added  September 2016

 

 

Government and Politics: AS Level and A2 Level

[New GCE Advanced level Specifications are due to be introduced in 2017]

AS Government and Politics

A2 Government and Politics [Political Ideologies]

The UK Politics Links page  

Mr Jal Patel [Head of Government and Politics at Woodhouse College] has produced very useful resources for AS Government and Politics and for the A2 options on UK Political Issues and Britain and the EU .

A Level Politics [From Mr Jal Patel of Woodhouse College.]

The Loughborough Grammar School Government and Politics Blog has very useful information on UK and USA Government and Politics

The Loughborough Grammar School Government and Politics Blog 

The St. John's School Leatherhead Government and Politics Blog has very useful resources for AS Level and for Political Ideologies at A2 Level

 St John's School Leatherhead Politics Blog: Resources for AS and A2 Government and Politics

 

New Government and Politics Specifications are due to be introduced in 2017

 

 

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 Here you may  on Twitter here and also connect with a great 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

 

Good Government and Politics Sites

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

  2. Click here for A Level Politics from Woodhouse College

  3.  St John's School Leatherhead Politics Blog: Resources for AS and A2 Government and Politics

  4.   Click here  for the Loughborough Grammar School Government and Politics Blog :  very useful information on UK and USA Politics

  5. Click here for 50 short podcasts on USA Government and Politics [YouTube]

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

  7. Visit the Ashbourne College Government and Politics Site

  8. Econitics : free revision materials for Advanced Level Economics, Government and Politics and Sociology

  9. Visit Andrew Heywood's site which has very useful articles and resources especially on Political Ideologies

  10. Link to Series of Lectures on Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, ,Burke ,Marx and others   From Dr. Pete Woodcock of Huddersfield University

  11. 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.

  12. How Democratic is the UK? The 2012 Audit [From Democratic Audit] Indispensable

  13. How Democratic is the UK? The 2016 Audit [From Democratic Audit

  14. Click here for Steve Richard's Radio 4 Series on the Premiership of Gordon Brown

  15. The UK General Elections of 2010   and 2015

  16. Click here for "In It Together: the Inside Story of the Coalition Government

  17. The Conservative Party Under David Cameron: A Separate Page of Links 

  18.  Podcast [7 minutes] on Ed Miliband by Dr Eunice Goes May 2016

  19. Click here for  Steve Richards' BBC Radio 4 Series on Jeremy Corbyn

  20. Click here for UK Politics in the Summer of 2016

  21. Visit the LSE British Politics and Policy Blog.

  22. LSE Video Lecture Course on UK Government and Politics

  23. Visit the Video Section of the RSA Site

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Twenty Four 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 resourcd/Sociologyexchange  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 Lennox-Hill'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]

16. Visit Stephen Joel's [Gateshead College] You Tube Channel for excellent materials on Families and Households, Education and Crime and Deviance

17 Visit Daniel Butcher's You Tube Channel for excellent materials on Families and Households, Research Methods , Crime and Deviance and Social Inequality

18. Visit Karl Thompson's ReviseSociology site designed for AS/Advanced Level Sociology Students. Very useful and steadily expanding. NEW

19. Visit the Hectic Teacher's website which has an excellent, well presented  set of AS/Advanced Level Sociology resources. NEW

20. Visit Stephen Hickman's website which has excellent resources on Education, Family, Crime and Deviance and Psychology. NEW

21 Visit Dr Debra Marshall's You Tube Channel for excellent materials especially on Sociological Theory. NEW

22  Visit Ms A. Sugden's You Tube Channel for excellent materials on Crime and Deviance, Sociological Methods and Education NEWEST

 

23 Visit Advanced Level Sociology student Isabelle Bradshaw's YouTube Channel with excellent playlists on Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods and Global Development. NEWEST

24 Introduction to Sociology YouTube Channel : Professor Robert Van Krieken University of Sydney NEWEST

 

 

NEW Developments

Particularly Useful New Links 

  1. YouTube Podcasts on Crime and Deviance, Education and Sociological Methods from Ms A. Sugden Added May 2016 NEWEST
  2. A Page of links to Crime and Deviance Resources Added May 2016 NEWEST
  3. 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.
  4. 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.  
  5. Click here for Professor Bob Jessop's audio lecture series [with slides] on Antonio Gramsci.
  6. Click here for Sex and Power: Who runs Britain 2014?
  7. Click here for a series of detailed video lectures on Social Research Methods and Design by Graham R. Gibbs  of the University of Huddersfield 014
  8. Click here for " Sociology in the 21st Century" [Radio 3 Discussion]
  9. You may click here for a Sociology Lecture Course [video] by Ann Swiddler from Berkeley University. These lectures are quite detailed and may be more useful for teachers and for students in the second year of their Advanced Level Sociology course . In my view they are exceptional.
  10. Click here for a Compendium of Video and Audio Materials on AS and A2 Government and Politics
  11. Click here for a PowerPoint Presentation entitled Introducing Marxist Theories of the State 

Additional New Resources

  • Click here for a PowerPoint presentation , here for detailed teaching notes and here for an assignment on Coalition Education Policies
  • Click here for a new Document on Academies. This document has been been added to the Sociology of Education Module Title Page 
  • 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
  •  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
  • Click here for my document on Gender and Subject Choice which has been updated to incorporate information on the 2015 GCSE and GCE Advanced Level Examination Results. 
  • Click here for my document and here for my PowerPoint on Gender and Educational Achievement which have been updated to incorporate links to information on the 2015 GCSE and GCE Advanced Level Examination Results. 
  • Click here for my document on Gender and Educational Achievement and here for my document on "Race", Ethnicity and Educational Achievement both of which have been updated to include links to latest [2014-15] DfE GCSE performance data.
  • Click here for an assignment on Coalition Education Policies.  
  • 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.

 

 

 

 

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