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Team-based revision quiz game with a twist. While teams gain points for answering questions correctly, they also get the opportunity to take points away from opposing teams by playing GrudgeBall – shooting the hoop using an indoor basketball set. "Riotous fun for Everyone", as no-one ever said but I'm open to offers if anyone wants to use it as an advertising tagline.

Cherry-Picking Revision

PowerPoint Presentation that encourages students to revise by answering exam questions. There's also a template included so you can add your own questions to the mix.

Spaced Study

A theory of learning that argues, in a nutshell, that students study more effectively and retain more of the information they learn if the study period is spread out over a number of hours / days ("spaced") – than if studying is “crammed” into short intensive blocks. Check this out is you want to know more.

And if you want to put the theory into practice, this Families and Households Spaced Study Booklet will help.

Study Strategies: The Appliance of Science

6 short videos designed to help students develop coherent study strategies through the application of techniques that have more than just a nodding acquaintance with scientific research.

Using Analogies

Exercise designed to help students use sociological analogies to improve student understanding, application and evaluation.

Testing Times

Simple revision board-game

Connecting Walls

Based on the BBC Quiz series students have to solve a range of ready-made online quiz walls: find 4 groups of 4 related ideas within the 3 minute time limit and then explain what connects each group. There's also a facility for teachers to make their own connecting walls.

AQA GCSE Revision Guides

Revision guides that cover Socialisation, Family, Education, Crime and deviance, Social inequality.

Education Revision Guide

A comprehensive set of revision notes annotated with helpful suggestions about how to demonstrate various assessment objectives in written exam answers.

GCSE Revision Resources

A comprehensive set of revision notes covering Education, Deviance, Media, Methods, Culture, Socialisation and Identity.

A-Level Revision

Three revision booklets focused around Religion / Beliefs in Society.

Personal Learning Checklist

Although not a revision tool, per se, PLC's are a simple and effective way to identify what students have covered, feel confident about or need to revise.

Learning Tables: Crime and Deviance

This set of Tables covers: primary quantitative measures of crime, ethnicity, gender, labelling, left realism, Functionalism, Marxism, non-sociological explanations and suicide.

Each Table includes condenses information across a range of themes - basic ideas about a topic, evaluation, synoptic links and so forth - to fit an A4 sized format.

Learning Tables: More Crime and Deviance

A further set of Crime and Deviance Tables that covers areas like right realism, crime and locality, global, green and state crime, victimization and more. The format's similar to the Tables above.

Learning Tables: Families and Households

These Tables cover a range of topics - role of family, diversity, marriage and divorce, childhood, etc. - and focus on the basics (analysis and evaluation) rather than anything too convoluted or fancy.

Revision Mapping


Sociological Perspectives

This material covers a range of perspectives:

Structure and Action; Functionalism; Marxism; Feminism; Interactionism and Postmodernism.

Research Methods

This covers:

1. The distinctions between primary and secondary data and quantitative and qualitative data

2. The Research Process and Sampling Techniques
3. The different quantitative and qualitative methods and sources of data, including questionnaires, interviews, observation techniques and experiments, and documents and official statistics: Part 1

4. The different quantitative and qualitative methods and sources of data, including questionnaires, interviews, observation techniques and experiments, and documents and official statistics: Part 2

5. The Relationship between Positivism, Interpretivism and Sociological Research Methods

6. The theoretical, practical and ethical considerations influencing the choice of topic, choice of method(s) and the conduct of research

Mass Media

Revision maps covering:

1. Different explanations of the relationship between ownership and control of the mass media
2. Different explanations of the relationship between the mass media and ideology

3. Different explanations of the processes of selection and presentation of media content

4. The role of the mass media in representations of age, social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability

Power and Politics

Revision Maps:

1. The Role of Political Parties and Movements, Pressure / Interest Groups and the Mass Media in the Political Process

2. Explanations of the Nature and Distribution of Power

3. The Role of the Modern State

4. Different Political Ideologies and their Relationship to Different Political Parties

5. The Nature of, and Changes in, Different Forms of Political Participation, including Voting Behaviour  


Creative Connections: Honeycomb Hexagons is a simple activity is to encourage students to build-up a set of Key Revision Concepts with a visual dimension that should help them understand how and why these concepts can be connected. The activity can be used by individual students or as a classroom game.

Sociology in Focus for AQA AS

Detailed Maps created to support Sociology in Focus for AS textbook:

Culture and Identity

Families and Households

Research Methods

Education with Methods

Sociology in Focus for AQA A2

Detailed Maps created to support Sociology in Focus for A2 textbook:

Mass Media

Crime and Deviance


Revision Cards

For those who prefer their revision Old Skool...


Definitions and Theories
Family and Household Diversity
Couples and Children
Couples and Children 2
Family and Wider Society


Social Context
Inside Schools
Educational Achievement

Crime and Deviance

Nature and Definition
Measurement, Extent and Distribution
Social Control
Social Distribution of Crime: Age | Gender | Ethnicity | Region

Mass Media

Basic indication of revision requirements for:
Nature and form of the mass media;
Media content;
Media audiences;
Popular culture and Identities.

Theory 1

Marxist/Radical Feminism
Functionalism / Marxism
Interactionism / Liberal Feminism

Weberian / New Right

Theory 2

[Laura Brickwood]

Sociological Theory / Marxism
Feminist Perspectives
Functionalism and Interactionism

Revision card template

Create your own Revision Cards using this blank template.

Spider Diagrams


Defining Sociology

Culture and Socialisation


Concepts and Definitions | Concepts and Definitions 2 | Definitions and Perspectives | Recent Demographic Change | Changing Family Patterns | Social Policy | Social Policy 2 | Recent Trends | Family Diversity | Family Diversity 2 | Explanations for Family Diversity | Power Relationships | Families and Children | Dark Side of Family Life | Social Change | Power Relationships

Crime and Deviance

Defining Crime and Deviance 1

Defining Crime and Deviance 2
Social Reactions to Deviance

Research Methods






Differential Achievement

State Policies

School Relationships and Processes

Mass Media

Ownership and Control


Content selection, Representation and Presentation


Wealth, Poverty, Welfare


Explaining Inequality

Poverty: Existence ad Persistence

Solutions to Poverty

Welfare Provision



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