HOMEWORK

KS5 Year 2 Sociolgy Homework


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 on the origins of crime (Due on 03.10.19)

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.

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Homework 5: 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.