Category Archives: Exams and Revision Advice

Families and Households – Key Concepts Definitions

  Definitions of some of the central key concepts for the A level Sociology families and households module. Not an exhaustive list, but to be gradually added to during 2017.  Birth Rate The number of babies born per thousand per … Continue reading

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Outline and analyse two ways in which patterns of crime may vary with social class (10)

Just a few thoughts on how you might answer the above 10 mark question – a possibility for the A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance/ Theory and Methods Paper 3 NB – There is every possibility that the actual 10 … Continue reading

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AS and First Year A Level Sociology – Whole Course Overview

An overview of the entire course for AS and first year A level sociology covering the following ‘modules’: Education with applied research methods (‘methods in context‘) Research methods Families and Households. The overview below is taken directly from the AQA’s … Continue reading

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Research Methods Essays – How to Write Them

Essay planning and writing for the AS and A Level sociology exams – hints and tips The research methods section of the AS sociology 7191 (2) exam (research methods and topics in sociology) consists of one short answer question (out … Continue reading

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Assessment Objectives and Key Skills in A Level Sociology

There are three key skills you need to demonstrate in A level Sociology (see the Sociology Student Handbook for how they are weighted in the exam) AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sociological theories, concepts and evidence AO2 Apply sociological theories, concepts, … Continue reading

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Core Themes in AS and A Level Sociology

According to the AQA, the following are the most important aspects of studying Sociology. What’s below is taken straight from the AQA web site Integral elements All the following must be an integral part of the study of each topic … Continue reading

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AS and A Level Sociology Course Content – At a Glance

 As and first year A level course content at a glance – what’s below probably hasn’t cut and paste too well – if you want the pretty version, along with a whole load of other useful information, you can find … Continue reading

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Participant Observation – Essay Plan

Assess the strengths of Participant Observation in Social Research (16) The main strength of using Participant Observation is that it usually yields extremely valid data compared to most, if not all, other research methods. There are numerous reasons for this. … Continue reading

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AS Sociology Exam Advice (AQA)

A brief podcast I put together which provides an overview of the two AS Sociology exams (AQA syllabus)     Final Assessment of AS Sociology – 2 Exam Papers Paper 7191 (1) 90 minutes, 60 marks Education and Methods in … Continue reading

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AS Sociology 7191 – Families and Households – A Visual Overview

Here’s a quick visual overview of how I’m intending to teach the new (although not that new given the relatively minor changes made) AS Sociology AQA 7191 Families and Households Option. (Click to enlarge/ save). NB – This isn’t in … Continue reading

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