Grade Booster Online Revision Course AQA GCSE Sociology

The essential, exam technique-focused online course for all YEAR 11 AQA GCSE Sociology students

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  • 20-35 hours learning time
  • 61 videos, resources and activities

About this course

Who it's for

All students taking AQA GCSE Sociology

Course series

Grade Booster Online Revision Course

Course outline

This is an introduction to the online course, which covers important feedback from the 2023 examiners report, highlighting common mistakes and what you need to do to avoid them.

  • 1.1 - Introduction to Grade Booster
  • 1.2 - Examiner Feedback - Lessons to Learn
  • 1.3 - True or False?

Each paper in your GCSE course includes some multiple choice questions. For this section of the Grade Booster course, practice this style of question for each topic. Loads of practice questions to try - good luck!

  • Families - MCQ Activity
  • Education - MCQ Activity
  • Crime and Deviance - MCQ Activity
  • Social Stratification - MCQ Activity

This set of videos provides you with an overview of the studies that you need to know and apply in the final exams.

  • 3.1 - Founding Fathers of Sociology - MCQ Activity
  • 3.2 - Perspectives on Families
  • 3.3 - Perspectives on Education
  • 3.4 - Perspectives on Crime and Deviance
  • 3.5 - Perspectives on Social Stratification
  • 3.6 - Research in Action
  • Perspectives (GCSE) - Categorise Activity
  • Sociologists - who said what? (GCSE) - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Classic Texts definitions (GCSE) - Concentration Game Activity
  • Classic Texts (GCSE) - Connection Wall Activity

In this section we recap the different research methods that you need to know for those evaluative 4 markers, which appear across both papers.

  • 4.1 - Types of Data
  • 4.2 - Questionnaires
  • 4.3 - Interviews
  • 4.4 - Observations
  • 4.5 - Practical and Ethical Considerations

These videos run through the skills that you need in the final papers to show off your sociological knowledge and understanding to maximise your marks.

  • 5.1 - Knowledge Recall
  • 5.2 - Who Am I?
  • 5.3 - Application Skills
  • 5.4 - Types of Evaluation
  • 5.5 - SCALE Evaluations

3 and 4 markers dominate your exam papers - and you need to master these! In this section we model how to answer these mid-tariff tricky questions.

  • 6.1 - 3 Mark Questions
  • 6.2 - Mini Methods in Context
  • 6.3 - Key Text Questions
  • 6.4 - Item Questions

Lots of advice here on how to write well developed paragraphs to help you ace those 12 mark discuss questions.

  • 7.1 - Scrambled Essays - Family and Education
  • 7.2 - Scrambled Essays - Crime & Deviance and Social Stratification
  • 7.3 - Paragraph Paramedic

This assessment surgery has lots of example questions to attempt to help you put into practice what we have covered in the Grade Booster course.

  • 8.1 - 3 Marker Practice
  • 8.2 - 4 Marker Practice
  • 8.3 - 12 Marker Practice
  • 8.4 - Even More Essays
  • Families - 30 Second Challenge
  • Families (GCSE) - File Away Activity
  • Families (GCSE) - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Families (GCSE) - Connection Wall Activity
  • Education - 30 Second Challenge
  • Education (GCSE) - Categorise Activity
  • Education (GCSE) - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Education (GCSE) - Connection Wall Activity
  • Crime - 30 second challenge
  • Crime (GCSE) - Categorise Activity
  • Crime (GCSE) - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Crime (GCSE) - Connection Wall Activity
  • Stratification - 30 Second Challenge
  • Stratification (GCSE) - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Stratification (GCSE) - Categorise Activity
  • Stratification (GCSE) - Connection Wall Activity
  • Research Methods - 30 Second Challenge
  • Research Methods (GCSE) - Categorise Activity
  • Research Methods (GCSE) - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Research Methods (GCSE) - Connection Wall Activity

Hosts

  • Vicki Woolven

    Vicki Woolven is Subject Lead for Key Stage 4 Humanities at tutor2u. Vicki previously worked as a Head of Geography and Sociology for many years, and has been a content writer, senior examiner and local authority Key Practitioner for Humanities.

  • Craig Gelling

    Craig is an experienced Sociology teacher and examiner and is known as The Sociology Guy on social media. Craig helps design and deliver tutor2u Sociology CPD courses and student exam workshops.

  • Sarah Butler

    Sarah is an experienced Sociology teacher and examiner who is a regular presenter at tutor2u events.

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  • 61 videos, interactive resources and activities
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