There are many documentaries available on the internet which will help to supplement your studies and give you various applications you can use in your essays.

It is important that when you are watching these documentaries that you are analysing them as well. this can be done using the analysis statements:

  • I noticed…..
  • A question I have is…….
  • I wonder why…….
  • I began to think of…..
  • It seems like…….
  • I can’t really understand…..
  • I’m not sure…..
  • I know the feeling……
  • I loved the way…..
  • I realised…..
  • I was surprised……
  • If I were……
  • I discovered……..

But at A-Level it is also important to find and explain the sociological links in the documentary. To do this you should be on the lookout for key concepts such as:

  • Sociological Perspectives and how they are illustrated.
  • Socialisation
  • Norms and Values
  • Sub-Cultures
  • Nature vs Nurture
  • Status and Roles
  • Invidualism
  • Structuralism
  • Diversity
  • Inequality (CADGES)


You should also be aware of how these documentaries link into specific areas of the specification. To help you with this the documentaries have been sorted into topic areas:

  • General Sociology
  • Family
  • Education
  • Crime
  • Beliefs

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