Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Sociology term of the week 27.04.2015


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week is - Religious fundamentalism

Cool cats for correct use, especially in the form of a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Monday, 20 April 2015

Sociology term of the week 20.04.2015


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week is - Triangulation

Cool cats for correct use, especially in the form of a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Thursday, 2 April 2015

Easter revision session materials


Dear Sociologists, 

All the AS Sociology revision materials, and more,  are now available - here

Like any resource, you will get out of these what you put in. 

Mr Thirkill

Monday, 9 February 2015

Sociology term of the week 09.02.2015

Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week is - Interlocking directorate

Cool cats for correct use, especially in the form of a Sociology joke.

Mr Thirkill



Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Sociology term of the week 02.02.2015

Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week this week is - Glass ceiling.  

Cool cats for appropriate use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Monday, 19 January 2015

Sociology term of the week 19.01.2015

Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week this week is - Instrumental action.  

Cool cats for appropriate use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sociology term of the week 12.01.2015


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week this week is - Marketisation.  

Cool cats for appropriate use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Monday, 5 January 2015

Sociology term of the week 05.01.2015

Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week this week is - Anomie.  

Cool cats for appropriate use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Sociology word of the week


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology word of the week is - Consumerism.

Cool cats for correct use, especially in the form of a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sociology term of the week 01.12.2014

Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week this week is - Fatalism. 

Cool cats for appropriate use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Monday, 17 November 2014

Sociology term of the week 17.11.2014


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week is - Cultural capital

Cool cats for correct use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill



Monday, 27 October 2014

Sociology term of the week 03.11.2014


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week is - the Commercialisation of housework.

Cool cats for correct use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sociology term of the week 13.10.2014

Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week - Bean-pole family

Cool cats for correct use in lesson, especially in the form of a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Monday, 6 October 2014

Sociology term of the week - 06.10.2014


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week is - Perverse incentives.

The 'Hello Nurse' is a perverse incentive of Marketizing the NHS in the late 1990s. 

A target was for hospital A&E departments to see all patients within 2 hours. The 'Hello Nurse' role was therefore created to 

A perverse incentive of A*-C targets is that very high ability and very low ability students receive less support - this is know as Educational Triage. 

Mr Thirkill

NHS perverse incentives - scroll through to 40 minutes in:





Disclose.tv - The Trap 2 The Lonely Robot [BBC]

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology term of the week is - Salvation anxiety. 

Cool cats for use in lessons, especially in the form of a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill


Monday, 22 September 2014

Sociology word of the week 22.09.2014


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology word of the week is - Caste

Cool cats for correct use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Sociology word of the week - 15.09.2014


Dear Sociologists, 

The Sociology word of the week is - Alienation. 

Cool cats for correct use, especially in a Sociology joke. 

Mr Thirkill