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Year 10 Sociology Topics

Families

Families part 1

Family Functions
  • Reproduction
  • Primary socialisation
  • Economic provision
  • Emotional Support
  • Parsons - stabilisation of personality
Family Types
  • Nuclear family (cereal packet)
  • Extended family
  • Reconstituted family
  • Lone-parents family
  • Same-sex family
  • Empty next family
  • Beanpole family
  • Symmetrical family
  • Neo-conventional family (new nuclear family)
  • What family types are increasing/decreasing? Why?
Nuclear Family
  • Which sociologist likes it? Why?
  • Which sociologist doesn't like it? Why?
  • What has happened to the nuclear family over time? Why has this happened?
Alternatives to Family
  • Communes
  • Co-housing
Family Relationships
  • Relationships between teenagers and adults in modern families compared to old families

Families Part 2

Marriage
  • What is happening to marriage?
  • What is happening to remarriages?
  • Cohabitation
  • Secularisation (religion)
  • Cost
Divorce
  • What is happening to divorce?
  • Why are there more divorces than before?
  • What are the consequences of divorce?
Family Roles
  • Domestic division of labour
  • Role of dads at home (changing?)
  • Dual burden
  • Triple shift
  • Invisible work
  • Decision making
  • Money management
  • Childcare
Debates
  • Is marriage still important?
  • Do men and women do the same amount of work for the family?

Extra Key Words

Family
Family diversity
Breadwinner
Cohabiting
Marriage
Divorce
Domestic Division of Labour
Segregated Conjugal Roles
Integrated Conjugal Roles
Commune

Test - Exam Questions


Education

Education Part 1

The Function of Schools
  • Social control
  • Secondary socialisation
  • Serving the needs of the economy
  • Social mobility
  • Social cohesion
School Diversity
  • Different types of schools
  • Strengths of different school types
  • Vocational education
Hidden Curriculum
  • Social control
  • Achievement and competition
  • Routine
  • Dress code
  • Gender role allocation
The Classroom Set-up
  • Ethnocentric curriculum
  • Labelling
  • Setting/Streaming
  • Anti-school sub-culture
Politics
  • Increase in competition (marketisation of education)
  • Increase working class chances
  • Encourage parents to get more involved

Education Part 2

Factors That Influence Success
  • Social class
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
Social Class
  • Material deprivation
  • Private tutoring
  • Parental attitude and socialisation
  • Speech/writing development
  • Cultural deprivation
  • Teacher labelling
Gender
  • Socialisation of the genders
  • Toys
  • Job market is changing
  • Crisis of masculinity
  • Opportunities increasing for girls
  • Homework effort
  • Peer pressure
Ethnicity
  • Material deprivation (social class link)
  • Language barrier
  • Norms/values.cultural deprivation
  •  Ethnocentric curriculum
  • Institutional racism
  • Stereotyping
  • Labelling

Key Words

Meritocracy
Ofsted
League Tables
Vocational Education
Formal Curriculum
Hidden Curriculum
Setting
Streaming
Anti-school Sub-culture
Crisis of Masculinity
Ethnocentric Curriculum
Marketisation of Education
Labelling
​Subcultures

Test - Exam Questions