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On the unrealistic expectations of GCSE and/ or A-level students?

People(*) are more 10 times more interested in ‘how to get an A* or an A grade’ than in ‘how to get a B or C grade’…. at least according to the following comparison of Google searches between April 2017 … Continue reading

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A-Level Sociology is Becoming Increasingly Popular!

There’s been a 16% increase in A-Level Sociology Exam Entries between the 4 years 2014-2018, according to the latest data on GCSE, AS and A-level entries from Ofqual. Here’s a print version of the stats in case the above isn’t … Continue reading

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How I would’ve answered the AQA A level sociology crime and deviance with theory and methods exam, June 2018

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Evaluate the view that the growth of family diversity has led to a decline in the nuclear family (20)

An example of a top band answer (17/20) to a possible question on the AQA’s 7192/2 topics in sociology paper (families option, section A) Continue reading

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Outline and explain two ways in which changing gender roles within the family may have affected children’s experience of childhood (10)

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Applying material from Item C, analyse two ways in which migration patterns have affected household structures in the United Kingdom (10)

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Applying material from Item C and your knowledge, evaluate the view that conflict approaches are more useful than consensus approaches to our understanding of society (20)

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Evaluate the usefulness of functionalist approaches in understanding crime and deviance (30)

This is an example of a 25/30 answer to the above question, as marked by the AQA. In the pictures below, I’ve highlighted all of the candidate’s evaluations in red to show you the balance of knowledge and evaluation required … Continue reading

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Analyse two ways in which deviant subcultures may respond to the difficulties of achieving mainstream goals (10)

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