HOMEWORK

KS5 Year 2 Sociolgy Homework

You will be studying set topics / units in Sociology which will link to specific elements of your course and your final exams.

Your Sociology homework booklets are designed to give you a choice of which homework's you complete for each topic. It is important that you plan your own study time and homework tasks.

You may decide to use these homework booklets more and more as we progress through the course - they will be a very useful source of questions which are focused on each of the topics we will cover in A level Sociology. There will still be additional tasks and homeworks your teachers set, but these will run alongside your homework booklets.

For each homework task / question, you will gain a set amount of credits.. You need to complete 260 credits worth of homework tasks from this booklet by the end of the first topic. You will set a deadline for each of your topics/units and the 260 credits must be completed before the end of that deadline.

‚ÄčIf you decide to complete more credits at any stage throughout the course, simply hand these in to your teacher when complete and these will be marked for you.

If you need to ask your teacher about a homework task... or have any other query.. use the link below to ask your teacher a question.


Homework 1: Differential Educational Success - Social Class (Due: 09.09.19)

Choose one of the following 20 mark questions on Educational achievement.

Using your notes from our lessons, make sure your answers fully address the question and include examples and evidence (named writers) to support your work.

1. Examine the view that in-school factors present the greatest barrier to educational success among working class students.
2. Evaluate the view that home factors contribute significantly to educational achievement by working classes pupils in school.
3. To what extent does sociological evidence support the view that external factors are a significant barrier to educational success.

Homework 2: Differential Educational Success - Ethnicity (Due: 23.09.19)

Choose one of the following 20 mark questions on Educational achievement.

Using your notes from our lessons, make sure your answers fully address the question and include examples and evidence (named writers) to support your work.  

1. Examine factors which contribute to academic success rates among ethnic minority groups in the UK.
2. To what extent does sociological evidence support the view that ethnic minorities are disadvantaged within our education system?
3. Evaluate the view that ethnicity has a significant impact on educational success rates.

Homework 3: Differential Educational Success - Gender (Due: 08.10.19)

Choose one of the following 20 mark questions on Educational achievement.

Using your notes from our lessons, make sure your answers fully address the question and include examples and evidence (named writers) to support your work.

1. Girls and boys show different levels of educational achievement; examine the reasons for this difference.  
2. To what extent does sociological evidence support the view that the education system is failing our boys by not providing adequately for their needs.
3. Evaluate the view that gender has a significant impact on educational success in the UK.

Homework 4: Choice of 10 mark questions (Due on 15.10.19)

Complete 2 of the following 10  mark questions;


1. Evaluate two ways in which ethnic minority groups are disadvantaged by the education system.

2. Outline two ways in which the education system could be argued to be ethnocentric.

3. Evaluate two ways in which external factors could be a threat to educational success.

4. Outline two reasons for higher academic achievement among boys and girls.

5. Examine two reasons for boys underachievement in schools.

6. Outline and explain two reasons for working class underachievement in schools.

7. Outline and explain two ways in which the education system in the UK could be argued to be more suited to girls.

8. Explore two reasons for differential educational success between ethnic minority groups.