The students just love the videos!

Wolmer’s Trust School for Boys, Kingston , Jamaica.

We provide short, snappy and happy sociology videos for A-Level students and teachers.

Our goal is simple: make teaching and learning easier, more effective and enjoyable.

We aim to provide core knowledge for Year 1 and Year 2 A Level Sociology. We want to encourage long-term retention for students studying any exam board in the UK.

Precooked Sociology is a fab resource. Practical and easy to access and invaluable to my students. Great for flipped learning and revision.

Laura Macdonald, Sociology, Criminology & Politics Teacher


A typical Precooked Sociology A-Level Videos include:

  • Introduction: a 20 second summary
  • Concept time! a brief, yet more in-depth examination of one single concept.
  • Methods in Context: a focus on one element of the ‘Methods’ part of specifications.
  • Key study: outline of a well-known study in a niche area.
  • Evaluation: excellent breakdown of both the strengths, limitations and criticisms of an area of sociology and/or theory.
  • Summary: a brief summary of the content.
  • Quiz: an opportunity for students to test their understanding of the covered content. The quiz is below the video player.
  • Cornell Notes Worksheet: downloadable resource for students to take notes and ask questions of material whilst they watch a video.
  • Video Topic Worksheet: also a downloadable worksheet, where students complete guided questions linked to material in the video. This is a great resource which students can bring to your lesson for further discussion.

Precooked Sociology provides an informative , regularly updated series of A-Level Sociology videos on Families and Households, Beliefs in Society, Crime and Deviance and Theory and Methods. Students may use these videos to extend and consolidate their learning and for revision purposes and they may be particularly helpful if students are following a “flipped learning” course.

Russell Haggar, Author of Earlham Sociology Pages website.


Video Resources

Video Questions Worksheet

Cornell Notes

Snippet from Video:

Functionalists adhere to the principle that a society creates a value consensus; or shared norms and values among its members which facilitates cooperation and harmony to meet societal needs and shared goals.

They regard society as a group of inter-dependent sub-systems that depend on one another for functional success and sustainment.

Think of this like the vital organs of the human body working to keep a person whole and alive like the heart, lungs and brain. For example, in society the family, education system and economy are dependent on each other to achieve the functional goal to socialize children as society sees fit.

If you would like to expand your knowledge on the Functionalist perspective then visit our Sociology of Crime and Deviance section.