GCSE COURSEWORK. Aim : To introduce students to coursework. External exam. Your coursework is worth 20% of your final GCSE grade . Your final draft should be typed, with two spaces between each word. Your coursework needs to be 2000 words , and typed copies must be handed in .
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Aim: To introduce students to coursework
Your coursework is worth 20% of your final GCSE grade. Your final draft should be typed, with two spaces between each word. Your coursework needs to be 2000 words, and typed copies must be handed in.
The deadline for your coursework is FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
Brief overview of the coursework
Introduction to mark scheme
Students design cover and contents page
Choose a topic ( Teacher will have a selection of topics and students will choose the one that they are most interested in)
10.Description of primary research
11.Description of secondary research
12.Analysis of primary and secondary research
13.Conclusion – an evaluation of your research methods and a conclusion to your hypothesis which refers to both your primary and secondary data
14.Bibliography – this must include a list of all the secondary sources you have used with author/date/title/publisher
Is the nuclear family the typical the most typical type of family that exists in Britain today?
Why has there been an increase in the number of divorces over the last 40 years?
Why has the number of lone parents increased in the UK?
Do teenagers and their parents share the same views on marriage in the UK?
Single parent families – are they really disadvantaged?
Are household tasks shared more equally in the new millennium?
An investigation to find out why girls are out-performing boys in examinations.
An investigation to find out why Afro-Caribbeans students underachieve when compared to Asian students.
Does labelling within the classroom affect a students achievements.
Why do the working-class pupils underachieve when compared to the middle class students
An investigation into behaviour in the classroom
Do middle class children gain more from the hidden curriculum in secondary school?
Your contents page
The title of your coursework
2. A picture to represent the topic you are researching
3. Your full name
Once you have decided the topic you wish to study you need to gather some relevant information to show that you have a good knowledge of the area you are researching.
This is a statement related to your research project.
i.e. ‘‘The media portrays negative stereotypes of youths.’’
‘‘The New Man is a myth’’
‘‘In education, African Caribbean students are out-performing other ethnic groups.’’
You may only add a question to your hypothesis in the following way.
i.e. ‘The media always portrays youths negatively.’’ To what extent is this a true reflection of the media in Britain?
My hypotheses are:
Firstly, I will look at sociological research that shows my first hypothesis can be proved. Sociologists have found that ………
However, other sociologists have found that my hypothesis can be disapproved. They have found that ……………
Overall, most sociologists say that my first hypothesis is …………
Secondly, I will look at sociological research that shows my second hypothesis can be proved. Sociologists have found that …………..
However, other sociologists have found that my second hypothesis can be disapproved. They have found that ……………
Overall, most sociologists say that my second hypothesis is …………
This should not be looking for the cause of something. It should not be about something you already know, that has been proven, e.g. Girls do better at school. However, it is fine to ask why girls do better at school.
My hypothesis is (this should be about 200 words)
Ensure that the following are completed before the next lesson:
Front cover of your coursework
Contents page (without numbers)