AS Level Sociology

KEITH TROBE is senior examiner for AS Sociology with a leading examinations body, and author of sociology textbooks and teaching/learning materials

Lindisfarne Press

Teaching Sociology

CPD AS and A level Sociology Summer 2015
Meeting the demands of the new AS/A Level Sociology Specification (AQA)

The biggest change to AS and A level Sociology in fifteen years starts in September 2015. This day will help teachers of the subject prepare themselves for teaching the new AQA Sociology specifications.

Keith Trobe

is a hugely experienced teacher, writer and examiner of AS and A level Sociology. A former Principal Examiner and co-author of the main textbooks used in schools and colleges, Keith will use his experience to analyse the content and assessment in the new AQA Sociology specification (AQA). Keith is also the author and owner of Lindisfarne Press.

The sessions will be essentially practical and each participant will leave with a pack of materials that can be used with students and colleagues. This will include briefing sheets, worked examples of answers and guides to the new specification.

Dates and venues Summer 2015


  1. Session 1 Changes and Continuities

    What�s new and what is the same as the current specification?
    We�ll work carefully through the new specifications identifying changes in content but probably more importantly, changes to assessment. With no modular exams, teachers and students will need to be very well-prepared for their single shot at success.
    In particular we will look at what the difference is between the AS and A level standard in Education, Methods and Families and Households.
  2. Session 2 The �Apply� questions.

    The new specification places greater emphasis on the skill of application than previously. Several question types specifically ask students to �apply��. Keith will carefully explain what this means and how students should answer each type of apply question. There will be formats and worked examples to illustrate this process.
  3. Session 3 The �method in context� question.

    This question currently continues to cause candidates problems and this is likely to continue into the new specification. Keith will offer guidance, formats and examples to help students to maximise marks on this question.
  4. Session 4 Dealing with the change to end-assessed AS/A levels

    This is a major concern for teachers and students. Without the safety net of modular re-sits, the pressure is even greater on our students. Many teachers have also only ever taught the subject in a modular setting. We will analyse the ramifications of this change and look at teaching strategies to deal with this major change.
  5. Session 5 Essay writing skills

    Keith says �writing essays caused students difficulties when I first started teaching and examining over thirty-five years ago, and it continues to be a major headache for teachers. This session will offer some practical ways to help students to improve their essays.

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Booking Conditions

The booking fee is �195 for the first delegate and �155 for each further delegate from the same institution. This fee includes all materials, lunch and tea/coffee. The submission of this form constitutes a firm booking for which a charge will be made. Cancellation of this booking within 14 days of the seminar will incur a �80 charge. Cancellation after this point will incur the full charge. Lindisfarne Press reserve the right to alter the content of this seminar as circumstances dictate.

The venues for these seminars are convenient to railway stations. Joining instructions and a location map will be sent to delegates.

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