Welcome to Earlham Sociology Pages :    AS and Advanced Level Sociology and  Government and Politics

"Sociology makes me think about things I wouldn't normally think about and things I normally think about I think about in a totally different way"   [Anon.]


On other matters

  • Click here if you need to register to vote in future Local, European Parliament and General Elections.

  •  For some information on  school students' demonstrations against climate change click   here and here and here  and here and here  and here

  • Click here to read a review of Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything"  and click here for a related study guide.

  • Click here to watch David Attenborough BBC documentary: Climate Change: The Facts [Available till May 18th]*****


Hello! My name is Russell Haggar and I  taught   Sociology at both Advanced and GCSE levels and Government and Politics at Advanced level mainly at the City of Norwich School for approximately 30 years. Having recently ended my full-time teaching career I hope to be able to spend a little more time extending the site in the future!


The AS and A Level Sociology Specifications

  • Click here for the AQA AS and A Level Sociology Specifications with planning, teaching and assessment resources  

  • Click here for the  OCR AS and A Level Sociology Specifications with planning, teaching and assessment resources
  • The WJEC Eduqas examination board  has  provided separate Specifications  for Welsh and Non-Welsh centres.  organisation and You may  click here  to access the WJEC Eduqas Specification for Welsh Centres and  click here to access the WJEC eduqas Specification for Non-Welsh centres.

  • Also you may click here for resources provided by Eduqas for the WJEC courses

Click here. for  a page of links  to useful Sociology sites, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages  used in the construction of this site. There is also information here on additional  Sociology topics  such as   Global Development , Health,  Belief Systems and others which I have  not covered on my own site. *****

Click here for a page of links to resources on the Sociology of the Mass Media *****

Click here for Gender and Subject Choice [with EXCEL charts on 2018 GCSE and GCE Advanced Level subject entries


 The AS and A Level Government and Politics Specifications

  • Click to consult the new  Government and Politics  Specifications from AQA and from EDEXCEL
  • Click here and follow the links for resources and links for  AS and Advanced Level  Government and Politics Courses.


  •   Well: good luck with your studies!





These are twitter accounts which are geared to AS  and A Level Sociology Units in the AQA , OCR and WJEC Specifications. They are regularly updated with information on contemporary sociological issues and as such very helpful for A Level Sociology teachers and their students. With thanks to Ken Browne


Culture and Identity: #SOCCUID 


Work, Poverty and Welfare:#SOCWPW  

Globalisation and the Digital World  :#SOCGSDW

Crime and Deviance: #SOCCD 

Social Differentiation and Stratification/Understanding Social Inequality:#SOCSD    


Families and Households :#SOCFAM


Global Development #SOCGD

Mass Media #SOCM  

Theory and Methods: #SOCTM

Beliefs in Society: #SOCBiS


Recently added Links and Resources


Napier AS and A Level Sociology Work Books

  • Click here for Year One Work Books: What is Sociology; Education; Research Methods; Families and Households: Examination Preparation

  • Click here for Year Two Work Books: Beliefs In Society: Crime and Deviance; Theory and Methods: Examination Preparation.



 New Sociology Resources

  • Click here for essay on Poverty and Educational Achievement .New DFE data on Free School Meal Eligibility and GCSE Results 2018 New links and  added January 2019 

  • Gender and Educational Achievement   New DFE data on Gender and GCSE Results 2018 New links added January 2019 

  • "Race", Ethnicity and Educational Achievement.   NEW DFE data on Ethnicity and GCSE Results 2018  New links added January 24th 2019

  • Click here for article from the Conversation summarising new research by E. Bukodi and J.Goldthorpe  on education and social mobility. New link added January 2019

  • Click here for some helpful advice on  A Level Sociology examination essay techniques provided by Ms Kate Henney


New Government and Politics Resources .

  • Click here for The UK's Changing Democracy : Democratic Audit 2018  A free to download E book New link added November 2018

  • Ms C. K. McCombe has recently collated a very useful list of articles and audio/video resources for Advanced Level Government and Politics students which can be accessed here. This list will also be updated regularly and so I hope that students will reuse this link every so often. Meanwhile one of the current links is to the following articles  on The Third Way

  • Click the following links for BBC Political Reviews of 20142015, 2016 and 2017  and 2018


Please note that the search facility below is not currently loading. I hope to rectify this soon!





EMAIL:  Please click here to contact us   if you have comments about the site and/or questions about Sociology


 Here you may  on Twitter here and also connect with a great community of Sociology and Government and Politics teachers and students  who provide a continuing stream of links to informative articles and useful teaching ideas. With thanks to all colleagues who have helped me. Brilliant.

All technical issues for this site are managed by computer technician Andy Church. For any computer related issues you experience please visit his website for computer repairs, upgrades etc or remote assistance by clicking this link




NEWEST  Click the following links for BBC Political Reviews of 20142015, 2016 and 2017 and 2018

NEWEST:  Click here for Steve Richards' Three Part series for Radio 4 on The Long March of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

NEWEST  Click here for The Conservative Party and here for The Labour Party and here for The Liberals and The Liberal Democrats [Gresham College Lectures by Professor Vernon Bogdanor:]


NEWEST; Political Investigations [PEPED] . Very useful resources for A Level Government and Politics [UK and USA Politics]

NEWEST; Very useful revision resources from the Politics Teaching Web site which is being regularly updated
NEWEST : Individual Ministerial Responsibility and Collective Cabinet Responsibility

NEW St. Marks Government and Politics  Lots of Podcasts on Political Ideologies and more

NEW electionanalysisuk: website containing dozens of short articles on the UK General Elections of 2015 and 2017, the UK EU Referendum  and the 2016 USA Presidential Election
NEW Steve Richards' three part Radio 4 series on The Cameron Years
  Podcasts on the  US President:   from George Washington to Donald Trump  The Washington Post   [Once you reach the Washington Post site Click on Free Section and you will reach the Podcasts..hopefully!]
NEW Link to free Harvard University Course on American Government. [You have to register]
    Link to tutor2u Politics

. Link to Steve Bassett's Political Sociology podcasts . Very useful also for aspects of Government and Politics

 Link to Resources on Google Drive produced by members of Facebook A Level Government and Politics Group

    Link to Mr Carter's Podcasts on UK and USA Politics

   Podcasts on UK and US Government and Politics from Mr Bert Fegg

American President: A Reference Resource [The Miller Centre] Detailed Information on US Presidencies
  LSE Podcast: Has Obama been a transformative President?


  • Click here for Steve Richard's Radio 4  Series on the Premiership of Gordon Brown


  • Click here for "In It Together: the Inside Story of the Coalition Government






  •   Click here  for the Loughborough Grammar School Government and Politics Blog :  very useful information on UK and USA Politics








  • Click here for the East Norfolk Sixth Form College Government and Politics Twitter Page which contains many links to useful articles with suggested topics for discussion.






  • Click here for a Compendium of Video and Audio Materials on AS and A2 Government and Politics and Sociology [UK  and USA and more]






Archive of Documents added 2016-2010