Category: Essay plans

  • Social Class and Educational Achievement Essay Plan

    Evaluate the extent to which home based, rather than school – based factors account for social class based differences in educational achievement (30)   Focusing on home background initially, we can look at how material and cultural factors might affect a child’s education. The lower classes are more likely to suffer from material deprivation at…

  • Evaluate Sociological Perspectives on Vocational Education (30)

    Evaluations in italics! Vocational Education refers to teaching people the specific knowledge and skills to prepare them for a particular career. Vocational Education can either be on the job training – such as with apprenticeships, or courses focused on a particular career in a college (typically 16-19). The New Right introduced Vocational Educational in the…

  • Essay Plan: Assess the reasons for the long term increase in the divorce rate (20)

    Assess the reasons for the long term increase in the divorce rate (20) This essay looks at social policies such as the 1969 divorce act, changes to gender roles, economic factors, secularisation and postmodernisation.   Introduction – The divorce rate has generally increased since the 1960s. The number almost trebled in the years following the 1969…

  • Marriage and Cohabitation Essay Plan

    An essay plan that should be sufficient to get you into the top mark band Examine some of the reasons for changes in the patterns of marriage and cohabitation (24)  There have been many changes in the patterns of marriage and cohabitation in the last 40 years. This is due a number of different factors including…

  • Family essay plan – Modern nuclear family….

    Assess the view that the modern nuclear family is the most effective type of family unit in which to socialise children and stabilise adult personalities (24) The above view is associated mainly with the Functionalist perspective, to an extent with the Marxist perspective, while Feminists tend to disagree. George Murdock (1949) argued that that the…