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Knowledge Organisers

A simple and effective way for teachers and students to organise Notes and ideas to make revision easier.

Knowledge Organisers on the following topics are available:

Education

Beliefs in Society 1

Beliefs in Society 2

Research Methods

Families and Households

Crime and Deviance 1

Crime and Deviance 2

Mass Media, Research Methods, Education

Crime and Deviance, Research Methods, Social Inequality

Culture, Family, Education, Research Methods

The Memory Clock

A revolutionary, in more ways than one, revision system developed by Dr Caroline Creaby , the Memory Clock is a simple, easy-to-learn and use revision system based on the idea of Spaced Study. In this instance revision is structured in one-hour sessions involving a mix of planning, practice and evaluation. If you're looking for an off-the-shelf way to structure your students' revision you're probably not going to find anything better than this.

Learning Mats

Although very similar to Knowledge Organisers, Learning Mats are designed to be completed by students and are sufficiently flexible to be used in a variety of ways: as individual worksheets, for note-taking, short-answer tests, revision and more (probably). The pre-defined examples here (around 70 Mats) cover Perspectives, Education, Families and Households, Crime and Deviance.

Generic Learning Mat

I've called this type of Learning Mat "generic" because it focuses on three areas (describing a concept / theory / method, identifying its key proponents, critics and studies and Identifying its strengths and weaknesses) that should be applicable to whatever Sociology Specification you're following: knowledge, application and evaluation, for example, are pretty universal requirements. Aside from its portability, the other big attraction is that the Mat is completed by the student, rather than the teacher - this should save you a whole bundle of time...

Activity Mat

Designed to accompany and complement the Generic Learning Mat, the Activity Mat focuses on a few simple activities - from practicing paragraph writing to making synoptic connections between concepts, theories and methods.

GCSE Resources

AQA Revision Guides

Revision guides that cover Socialisation, Family, Education, Crime and deviance, Social inequality.

GCSE Revision Resources

A comprehensive set of revision notes covering Education, Deviance, Media, Methods, Culture, Socialisation and Identity.

GCSE Revision Guides

Selection of detailed revision booklets

More GCSE Revision Guides

Another selection of detailed revision booklets

Three More GCSE Revision Guides

Although created for the WJEC Exam Board, these 3 guides (Crime and Deviance, Family Life, Society and the Individual) have plenty of material applicable to other Exam Boards.

A-Level Resources


A-Level Sociology Revision: 3 comprehensive Revision booklets on Education, Theory and Methods, Culture and Identity.

Education Revision Guide: A comprehensive set of revision notes annotated with suggestions about how to demonstrate various assessment objectives in written exam answers.

Revision Booklets 1. Beliefs in Society:  Three guides offering Notes, activities and advice.

Revision Booklets 2. Theory and Methods: Seven revision resources for students and teachers.

Revision Booklets 3: Mass Media: Three revision guides

Revision Booklets 4: Crime and Deviance: Ten revision booklets, mainly Notes but with some activities, practice questions, etc.

Revision Booklets 5: Education: Six revision guides - mainly Notes but with some exercises / activities.

Revision Booklets 6: Culture and Identity: Six revision booklets.

Revision Booklets 7: Families and Households: Nine revision resources - a mix of text, PowerPoint and MindMaps.

Get Revising

In addition to a range of Sociology revision notes, the site gives you the ability to create things like revision timetables, cards, quizzes and tests. The revision materials include text notes, presentations, audio mp3s and short video clips - the majority of which have been created by students for students (there's an incentive scheme involving Amazon vouchers to encourage students to upload resources). The site also gives registered users the ability to set-up study groups with a discussion forum and the option to share resources.

Revisionworld

Free GCSE and A-level revision resources across a wide range of subjects. The Sociology section contains materials on study skills, Research Methods, Family, Media and "World Sociology " (this sort-of shows its age a bit) with some sample "Questions and Answers" based around the Letts series of revision books. In addition to the resources you'll also find discussion rooms, a games area (with simple Flash-based games) and a competition room where you can win a wide range of desirable goodies for very little expenditure of valuable brain-power.

S-Cool

This site has, amongst a range of other things, a wide range of revision notes on a number of different AS and A2 topics (including, of course, Sociology). The notes are a little basic and don't cover every possible A-level module or everything required for a particular module. Although the notes are generally sound the areas they cover haven't always moved with the times: check your Specification, for example, to see it it still includes stuff on Power and Politics, Suicide, the History of Education and the like.

Tutorhub

Tutorhub acts as a hub for tutors (the clue is in the name); in other words, if you're looking for a tutor - either as part of a self-study program or because you think you need a little bit more help in some areas of your course - this is one place to look (there are, of course, others) You can either strike a deal with an online tutor if you need some extensive tutoring or, if you're just looking for an answer to a one-off question they have a message board you can use.


The Tutor Pages

Another site that puts you in touch with tutors, although this one specialises in face-to-face meetings, so unless there's one near where you live its not as flexible as its online counterpart. The upside (maybe...) is that you actually get to meet your tutor in real, as opposed to cyber, space.

Eddis Tutorial Services

This site offers a range of services and support for IGCSE's and A-levels focused on the Cambridge International Examination. It's mainly aimed at American students and parents (home-schooling and self-study) but there's plenty of information available on a range of courses that's useful to a wider audience.


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