Category Archives: A-levels

Theory and Methods: A Visual Overview

A summary of theory and methods for A-level sociology, AQA. (Theory part only!) Continue reading

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AQA AS Level Sociology: Paper 2 – Research Methods and Topics (families): How I would’ve answered it…

Advice from an AQA examiner on how you should have answered the AQA AS Sociology paper 2: topics and (for most students) families and households Continue reading

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AQA A-Level Sociology Exam Hints and Tips – Video on how to answer the 6 questions on the education with theory and methods paper (7191/2)

A┬ávideo┬ácovering exam technique for the six types of question on the AQA’s A-level sociology Education with Theory and Methods Paper: Further similar blogs offering advice on the Education with Theory and Methods can be found here: Exam Technique for Paper … Continue reading

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AQA A-Level Sociology: Guidance on 10 Mark with Item Questions – Education with Theory and Methods

Examples of actual student responses marked by the AQA, showing you the standards expected to get certain marks! Continue reading

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AQA AS Level Sociology: Education with Methods in Context 2018: How I Would’ve Answered It.

Just a few quick thoughts on what I thought about this paper and how I would have answered some of the questions… Q01: Define the term social solidarity… ‘Nice simple start: Social solidarity is… ‘instilling a sense of belonging to … Continue reading

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AQA A-level sociology exam advice 2018: how to answer 4 and 6 mark ‘outline questions’ (education with theory and methods

Examples of actual student responses marked by the AQA, showing you the standards expected to get certain marks! Continue reading

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AS Sociology Education with Methods in Context Last Minute Exam Advice

Good luck to all students sitting tomorrow’s AS level sociology exam (AQA 7191/1 Education with Methods in Context)… Remember it’s in the morning, not to panic because it is only an exam, and to try and answer all the questions. … Continue reading

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Outline and explain two criticisms other theories of development might make of dependency theory (10)

World Systems Theory (WST) criticises dependency theory (DT) because there is evidence that poorer, ex-colonies can develop within the modern world capitalist system. Dependency theory tended to see the ‘root cause’ of underdevelopment as rich world governments (or nation states) … Continue reading

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Methods in Context Questions: A Full Mark Answer from the AQA

An example of a full mark answer to a methods in context question from the AQA. Continue reading

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How to Answer Methods in Context Questions: A Model Answer from the AQA

‘Methods in Context’ questions appear on A Level Sociology Paper 1 (Education with Theory and Methods) and AS Sociology Paper 1 (Education with Methods in Context). Methods in Context questions will ask students to evaluate the strengths and limitations of … Continue reading

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