This list will help you and your students access useful resources for GCSE Sociology.
The following websites will be useful for a variety of topics throughout the course. Use this alongside the scheme of work to maximise your lesson planning.
- Centre for longitudinal studies: The 1970 British cohort society (information on the study that followed more than 17,000 people in Britain in a single week in 1970).
- Crime survey (data on the changing levels of crime over the last 30 years).
- Data.gov.uk (with a focus on social trend statistics).
- Ipsos MORI (social researchers).
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation (organisation dealing with poverty in the UK through research and solutions).
- Office for National Statistics (UK’s recognised national statistical institute).
- Office for National Statistics: 2011 Census (2011 Census statistics).
- Office for National Statistics: divorce statistics 2014 (divorces in England and Wales in 2014).
- Sutton trust (research in educational inequality).
- UK data service blog: the Great British class survey (blog introducing the survey, with links to the ‘class calculator’ and further articles.
- BBC Bitesize: Sociology (bank of videos for use in the classroom for different topics within sociology).
- British Sociological Association (subject association).
- Podology (resources website).
- Simply psychology (psychology articles for students).
- Sociology central (resources website).
- YouTube: Sociology (bank of videos relating to various topics).
Fawcett society (charity for women’s rights).
- Gov.uk: modern slavery (the government’s work to end slavery).
- Gov.uk: Social Mobility Commission (promoting and improving social mobility in England).
- Parliament: general elections (information on general elections: what they are, when they occur, how to find results).