Well done on completing the work, tasks and videos on the Oakes Future page. This really shows your commitment to the course and we are excited to be working with you more in September. This next page will be updated with different tasks to help develop your skills further. It gives you the opportunity to delve into content from the course and get you ready to start in the new term. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions but use this page to strengthen your knowledge and interest in Sociology.

TASK 1 Watch this video


Now look at these questions.   Watch the video again and use internet research to answer the following questions.  Just jot down a few notes.  When you are ready, compare your answers with the suggested answers on the next page.


  1. What was Auguste Comte hoping to do by creating the subject of “Sociology”.


  1. How could society be seen as both big and small?


  1. What makes Sociology different to other social sciences such as Psychology?


  1. What is meant by the phrase, ‘Seeing strange in familiar’?


  1. Identify 5 big changes in the UKs social characteristics since 1970s.


  1. What is meant by, ‘social location’.


  1. Identify and list 5 different types of inequality.


  1. What is the link between Sociology and Social Policy.