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New to teaching AQA or OCR A-level Sociology: Support, resources and advice

Sociology 16-18 Online Teacher Workshop

Laura Pountney, Jannine Jacobs-Roth

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Can’t attend live? You can still book! Take advantage of our anytime, anywhere access – all registered teachers receive both recordings to watch as many times as you want, for up to 6 months.

Why attend?

Overcome the challenges of delivering a new course in 2021/2022. This online workshop will help you to improve your understanding of the content and assessment requirements, as well as provide teaching strategies and advice on coping with problems posed by another lockdown.

  • For subject specialists and non-specialists or anyone who hasn’t been teaching Sociology for long, to gain confidence in the specification, delivery and assessment framework, OCR and AQA breakout sessions for board specific advice from relevant experts
  • Advice from about common issues and challenges in planning, assessment and differentiation, with exemplar teaching resources and sample answers. and a chance to ask questions

Booking reference: SOC011021
Hodder code: 2661011021 / 2661081021

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Session 1: Friday, 1st October 2021

3.30pm Introductions and sound checks
3.35pm Understanding the specification, including the core themes
  • How to plan the delivery: year plans, lesson plans
  • What are the main debates in theory and methods?
  • Breakout session: topics in AQA and OCR
4.30pm Mini break
4.35pm The Assessment Framework
  • AO1, AO2 and AO3 skills, what they are and how to teach them
  • Breakout session: AQA/OCR question types, sample answers and board specific questions
  • Q&A for teachers
5.30pm Session ends

Session 2: Friday, 8th October 2021

3.30pm Welcome back and check-in
3.35pm Ideas for teaching and learning resources
  • Sociology resources that work!
  • Advice on where to go for further resources
  • Flipped learning
  • Breakout session: AQA and OCR specific resources
4.30pm Mini break
4.35pm Planning and marking
  • Marking principles and issues: how to manage the marking
  • Marking strategies and tips
  • Breakout session: marking practice activities, exemplar answers with marks OCR / AQA
5.30pm Session ends


Laura Pountney - Presenter
Laura Pountney - Presenter
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Jannine Jacobs-Roth - Presenter
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