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When and where?

Crime and Deviance paper – Mon December P3, North Hall

Unit 1 paper – Studying Society, Family and Education – Thurs December 15th, North Hall

Here are the revision books:





Past papers:

How to answer 4, 5 and 12 mark questions:





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Try to learn as many of these definitions as you can:

PAPER 1 (Studying Society; Education; Family): unit1glossary

PAPER 2 (Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; Power and Politics): unit2glossary

Here are some revision resources:

Short answer question practice:

Short answer questions

PAPER 1 ‘Filling the gaps information’: mock exam filling the gaps

PAPER 1 (and Crime and Deviance) MOCK EXAM FEEDBACK FROM LDV: Y11 Sociology Mock Exam General Feedback 2015

THEORIES: Play against your friends!


Posted in AS Sociology: Education, GCSE Sociology

GCSE and AS – Educational achievement update

A new report from the CentreForum think tanks has found that:

  1. The gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers remains significant, with 4 out of 5 disadvantaged pupils failing to achieve a world-class standard at secondary and more than half not reaching our primary benchmark.
  2. The relative performance of White British pupils falls as they progress through school. In the Early Years, White British children are among the highest achievers but, by the time they finish secondary school, they fall ten places in the rankings to just below average.

Read on:


Posted in A2 Sociology: Crime and Deviance, GCSE Sociology

Crime and Deviance

Jon Snow tears into pro- gun campaigner

Check out the following website – it compares US crime with UK crime. The most shocking statistic is that there are 669 times more murders with firearms in the US than the UK!

Also, The Guardian have been tracking people killed by the police in the USA. Black Americans are more than twice as likely to be killed by police than white Americans:


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GCSE POWER – democracy in the UK?

Votes-to-seats disparity

The UK’s first-past-the-post system means that the number of votes rarely translates into an equivalent proportion of seats. And that was especially true in this election. The SNP won 56 seats from 1.45 million votes, a share of 4.8%. But by mid-morning on Friday UKIP had won only one seat for their 3.87 million votes, a 12.7% share of the total. The Greens’ 1.15 million votes translated into one seat too, while the Lib Dems won eight seats despite winning nearly 2.4 million votes, a 7.8% share.