KS5 Year 1 Sociology Homework

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Homework 1: Role and Function (SAQs) (Due on 09.09.19)

Complete the Short Answer Questions (SAQs) on the role and function of religion.

These should include a range of examples to support your answers.

Hand in on the 9th September.

Homework 2: 10 mark role and function question (due on 23.09.19)

Using your notes from recent lessons;

Examine the view that religion benefits all members of society.
(10 marks)

You will need to include 4 marks of AO1 (Knowledge) and 6 marks of AO2 (Evaluation).  

Your answer should clearly link to the question and should use examples to support and develop your points.

To be handed in at the start of our lesson on 23.09.19.

Homework 3: 20 mark question - religion and social change (Due 30.09.19)

Using your notes, you will need to develop a clear argument and then give counter evidence to evaluate those arguments.

Examine the view that religion acts as a conservative force in society.

(20 marks)

This homework needs to be handed in at the start of our lesson on Monday 30th October.

Homework 4: Vocab lists and Unit Revision (Due 07.10.19)

Complete the vocabulary list from the lesson.

These should be completed with full and accurate definitions and examples.

To be handed in at the start of our lesson on 07.10.19.

Then.....   REVISE all content on the Role and Function of Religion.  Make sure you are clear and confident on all elements of this topic in preparation for a timed question in class next week.

Homework 5: Research Methods (Due on 09.10.19)

Complete the following SAQs:

1. Outline two problems with the types of research method used by Positivist sociologists. (4 marks)

2. Outline two problems with the types of research method used by Interpretivist sociologists. (4 marks)

You will need to include examples and key terminology in your answers which should be written on lined A4 paper(!)

Homework 6: Beliefs in Society (Due on Monday 14.10.19)

Complete the 10 mark question on secularisation below:

Examine two ways in which religion still has influence over the lives of individuals.

(10 marks)

You will need to make sure you address the question clearly, use evidence and examples to support you answer and include an evaluation (examine) of the points you make.

To be handed in at the start of our Monday lesson.

Homework 7: Research Methods (Due on 16.10.19)

Explain the considerations affecting a researchers' choice of method in Sociology.

(12 marks)

Use the handouts and information from our lesson.  Make sure you use key vocabulary in your answer which should clearly explain each of the main considerations.

Homework 8: Beliefs in Society (Due on 29.10.19)

Over the October half-term, revise for a test on the work we have covered so far (Beliefs in Society).

We will doing this in class under timed conditions during your second lesson after the break.

This test will include a 20 mark secularisation question.  You should practice your secularisation answers during the half term break.

If you have any questions - make sure you email and ask!

Homework 9: Research Methods (Due on 06.11.19)

Examine the view that practical considerations are the most important factor for sociologists when planning research.
(20 marks)

You will need to include:
- Practical considerations
- Ethical considerations
- Theoretical and Methodological considerations
- A final response to the question (addressing which is most important).

Homework 10:  Due on 11.11.19

Complete the following 10 mark question on the impact of globalisation on religion:

Item A:
Over the last 10-20 years, there has been a return to more traditional and literal interpretation of sacred texts across the globe. Some have argued that this has happened in response to the spread of Western ideas, norms and values and as a form of cultural defence.
Others have suggested this move towards conservative and traditional views is a natural and ongoing process.

Applying material from Item A, analyse two ways in which the rise in fundamentalism could be a response to globalisation.
(10 marks)

Homework 11:  Due on 18.11.19

Complete the following question.

Item A:

Compared to older people, young people are generally less religious in terms of their expressed belief in surveys and their participation in religious activities, although this is not true of young Muslims, who show greater religious participation and commitment.
Young people seem more attracted to New Age spirituality and new religious movements, but the vast majority do not participate either. 

Applying material from Item A, analyse two differences between the religious belief and participation of young people compared with those of older people.
(10 marks) 

Homework 12:  Due on 27.11.19

Answer the following questions (and include clear examples for each to show your understanding):

1. Define Social Problems

2. Give an example of a Social Problem

3. Define Sociological Problems

4. Give an example of a Sociological problem

5. Be able to distinguish between social problems and sociological problems using clear examples to support your responses - we will be looking at this in class on 27.11.19.

Homework 13:  Due on 03.12.19

Revise and PRACTICE for the 2nd Research Methods Test.

12 mark question will be the same as in our last test.

Other Q's will be changed.

Make sure you are prepared and that you improve on your last grade.

Homework 14: Due on 10.12.19

“The relationship between religious beliefs, religious organisations and different social groups is complex and diverse.

Different groups have different needs and priorities.”

To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view?
(20 marks)

We will be doing this in class on Tuesday 10th December (timed).

Homework 15:  Due on 20.01.20

Use your notes to complete the 10 mark question below;

Item A
Both science and religion are belief systems that involve sets of knowledge-claims: that is, statements that claim to offer explanations of why things are as they are. For example, science uses concepts such as germs to explain why people fall ill from infectious diseases, while some religions use ideas such as the will of God to explain human illness and suffering.
Applying material from Item A, analyse two differences between science and religion as belief systems.
(10 marks)