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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.

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.

Spaced Study Booklets

If you want to put the theory into practice this is a set of 5 spaced study booklets covering some of the most popular AQA A-level Units: Family, Education, Beliefs in Society, Crime and Deviance, Theory and Methods.

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 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

3 comprehensive a-level revision booklets from Tudor Grange Academy:

Education with Methods in Context

Research Methods and Sociological Theory

Culture and Identity

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.

Revision Cards


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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