There are two types of 10 mark question across the 3 A-level sociology exam papers: ‘outline and explain questions’ (no item) and ‘applying material from the item’ questions.
Below is a nice wall-chart explaining the difference between them, adapted from the AQA’s ‘notes and guidance document. (source)
*the action word here might be different. Instead of ‘reasons’ it may be ‘criticisms’, ‘consequences’, ‘ways’ or something else!
**Obviously there will be an item! Not included here because it wouldn’t fit. YOU MUST REFER TO THE ITEM!
For specific examples of the two different types of 10 mark question, please click here: A-level sociology: exams and revision advice. For even more practice questions, see below!
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