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Children are born to succeed or fail

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Contents Page 1. Introduction and Methodology 2. Action Plan 3. Gender Section 5. Ethnicity Section 7. Social Class Section 8. Standard Occupational Scale 9. Conclusion and Metacognition 10. Bibliography 11. Appendix Year 11 Social Science Coursework In this assignment I will be discussing a range of topics my hypothesis. My hypothesis is "Children are born to succeed or fail" The meaning of this hypothesis is that when a child is born it is either going to succeed or fail. Many people have different perceptions of the words "Succeed" and "Fail" and this is why my essay will go in to detail about what "Success" and "Failure" actually are. The aim of this assignment is to find out whether or not the hypothesis is true, to find out if children are born to succeed or fail. The three themes that I will be focusing on are Gender, Ethnicity and Social Class. To test my hypothesis I will have to collect both primary and secondary evidence. This evidence will help me to discuss the topics at hand and also help me to decide whether to acceptor reject the hypothesis. I will collect different types of primary and secondary evidence. I will do a questionnaire, an interview and use some observations from my work experience for my primary evidence. I will collect my secondary evidence from textbooks, source booklets and some websites. I have chosen to do an interview for one piece of primary evidence because I will be able to select people of different genders, ethnic backgrounds and social classes but with my questionnaire I will have to be more random, also some people may not be wholly truthful. ...read more.


We dress all little boys in blues and reds and we dress all little girls in pinks and yellows and this carries on for the rest of our life. Most people would say that this occurs because it would not look right if baby boys wore pink and baby girls wore blue. But would it? Many people do not actually know because you do not see baby boys dressed in pink because of gender stereotyping. Gender stereotyping carries on into pre-school age when most children's are gender stereotyped. If you were to flick through a children's toy catalogue you would find that the back ground colour for the boy's toys would be blue or red or orange and the background colour for the girls toys would be pink or purple. This goes to show how much people gender stereotype in advertising. Children's toys themselves are also stereotyped because in the advertising of a particular product, like a car or doll's pram, there will be a child of that sex shown to playing with that toy. You would see a girl playing with the pram and a boy playing with the car. This is stereotyping because you get boys who play with prams and girls who play with cars. This continues into early education as I can recall form my days in reception at my primary school, we were given toys to play with the boys played with cars and the girls played with dolls. Stereotyping also took place outside in the playground where the boys used to play armies and the girls would play with skipping ropes and flowers. ...read more.


This stops them from getting a better job. Social class affects your schooling which in turn will affect your success or failure in life. But again your perception of success can determine whether you succeed or fail. All of these things can restrict you in the workplace which can affect your success. But if you think success is raising a family these aspects will not affect you. Metacognition I think I have carried out this report to the best of my ability. I think that my primary research is reliable and I have collected a range of good evidence. If I were to carry out my primary research again I would ask some more people from different ethnic backgrounds. I would also ask people from a wider age range and more people from different social classes. I have stuck to action plan well I have only missed a few deadlines. If I were to do this report again I would use my time rather than leaving it to the last minute. The Standard Occupational Scale This occupational scale ranks occupations according to their similarity of qualification, training, skills and experience Social Class Examples of occupations Class 1 Managers and administrators Police inspectors and above, managers and administrators in national and local government and large companies Class 2 Professional Teachers, doctors, solicitors, architects, vicars, social workers, librarians Class 3 Associate professional and technical Surveyors, computer programmers, nurses, youth workers, journalists Class 4 Clerical and secretarial Clerical workers, secretaries, receptionists Class 5 Craft and related Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, car mechanics, butchers, bakers Class 6 Personal and protective services Traffic wardens, police officers (sergeant and below), hairdressers, nursery nurses, waiters/waitresses Class 7 Sales Sales reps. ...read more.

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