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The State of the Art: A one-day event for A Level Sociology Teachers

A BSA Presidential Event

19 November 2019
NCVO, London, UK

About the Event

This one-day event is designed for all teachers of A Level Sociology.

Join us for keynote lectures and workshops from leading Sociologists.

Take part in sessions led by AQA, OCR and WJEC.


10:00-10:25     Arrivals and coffee [Room 1+2]

10:25               Welcome from Susan Halford – President of the BSA [Room 1]

10:30-11:15     Plenary lecture: The New Sociology of Class 
                       - Mike Savage [Room 1]

11:15-12:30     Workshop 1:

Either Fieldwork Fables: Making Research Methods Teaching Fun and Interesting Research – Les Back  [Room 1]

Or Revisiting meritocracy: inequality and opportunity in schools  – Sarah Cant  [Room 3+4]

12:30-1:15      Lunch [Room 2]

1:15-2:00         Workshop 2: Exam Board Session

Either Workshop 2a: AQA A-level Sociology insights: the view from Summer 2019 - Margaret McDonnell  [Room 1]

Or Workshop 2b: OCR Teaching and Assessing Tricky Contemporary Areas in Sociology - Lucy Carey [Room 3+4]

Or Workshop 2c: WJEC/Eduqas Resources for GCSE and A’Level Sociology [Room 9]

2:00-3:15         Workshop 3:

Either ‘Only connect’: Migration, mobilities and globalisation – Bridget Anderson  [Room 3+4]

Or Engaging with Criminology: Theory, Approaches and Practice - Aaron Winter  [Room 1]

3:15-3:45         Tea [Room 2]

3:45-4:30          Plenary lecture: Gender in the 21st Century
                         - Stevi Jackson  [Room 1]



Participation is free of charge, however, registration is required.


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