This site is primarily designed to help students revise a level sociology. It focuses on families and households, education and research methods, global development and crime and deviance with theory and methods. Please use the links under the relevant page headings to browse the sub topics in each of these topics, or simply search the site using the search function!
Revise Sociology (live since February 2014) initially focused on bare-bones revision material purely for A level sociology, but I’ve since started to upload more in-depth material on a range of topics relevant to A level sociology, and on some topics which are of personal interest to me and are beyond the specification, so a better name for the blog might now be ‘investigating sociology’ or ‘learning/ teaching’ sociology, but I’m sticking with revise sociology: now I’m ‘up there’ for some Google search-returns, I really don’t want to fall back down the rankings again. Shallow, I know, which is ironic for a sociology blog, but there you go.
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