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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 and OCR.


10:00-10:30     Arrivals and coffee

10:30               Welcome from Susan Halford – President of the BSA

10:35-11:15     Plenary lecture: The New Sociology of Class - Mike Savage

11:15-12:45     Workshop 1:

Workshop 1a: Fieldwork Fables: Making Research Methods Teaching Fun and Interesting – Les Back

Or Workshop 1b: Revisiting meritocracy: inequality and opportunity in schools - Sarah Cant

12:45-1:30      Lunch

1:30-2:15        Workshop 2: Exam Board Session

Workshop 2a: AQA A-level Sociology insights: the view from Summer 2019Margaret O’Donnell

Or Workshop 2b: OCR Teaching and Assessing Tricky Contemporary Areas in Sociology - Lucy Carey

2:15-3:00         Workshop 3:

Workshop 3a: ‘Only connect’: Migration, mobilities and globalisation – Bridget Anderson

Or Workshop 3b: Engaging with Criminology: Theory, Approaches and Practice - Aaron Winter

3:00-3:30          Tea

3:30-4:15          Plenary lecture: Gender in the 21st Century – Stevi Jackson



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


Society Building
8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL

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