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Outline and explain two practical problems which may affect social research (10)

One practical problem may be gaining access Analysis/ development – Deviant and criminal groups may be unwilling to allow researchers to gain access because they may fear prosecution if the authorities find out about them. Analysis/ development – some groups … Continue reading

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Analyse two reasons why women remain economically disadvantaged compared to men despite the increase in the gender gap in educational achievement (10)

Using material from item A and elsewhere, analyse two reasons why women remain economically disadvantaged compared to men despite the increase in the gender gap in educational achievement (10) Item A Girls have been outperforming boys in education for 30 … Continue reading

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Applying material from Item A, analyse two reasons why some pupils join pupil subcultures (10)

This is one of the 10 mark analyse questions appearing on one of the AQA’s specimin papers, below I’ve simply adapted the AQA’s model answer and added in my own commentary…. Hooks in the item What to apply the hooks … Continue reading

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Analyse two ways in which marketization policies may have increased inequality of educational opportunities for some students (10)

Applying material from item A and elsewhere analyse two reasons why marketization policies may have increased inequality of educational opportunities for some students (10) Hooks What you need to apply the hooks to Item A Since the 1980s, a major … Continue reading

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How to revise effectively

Or how to get an A*. 20 of the best revision strategies of A* students or proven by research, to ensure you’re mentally sharp, focused and revising effectively. Continue reading

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A-level Sociology Revision Timetable

A suggested revision plan for students studying A-level sociology. Which allows students to revise each ‘topic’ within the AQA’s A-level sociology syllabus three times before the exams begin. Continue reading

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AQA A-level sociology specification content at a glance

I think it’s useful to have the specification laid out in one easy to access to place – so here you go: With Families and Households and Global Development as the ‘options’ on paper 2 Please click here for a … Continue reading

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Analyse two reasons why men might commit more crime than women (10)

This is a possible ’10 mark with item question’ question which might come up on the AQA’s A level sociology crime and deviance with theory and methods paper (7192/3). I’ve just got this intuitive feeling that IF a 10 mark … Continue reading

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Applying material from Item A, analyse two reasons why situational crime prevention strategies may not be effective in reducing crime (10)

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Outline and explain two social changes which may explain the decline of marriage in recent decades (10)

A model answer for a 10 mark ‘outline and explain’ question on the AQA’s A level sociology paper 2 (families and households) Continue reading

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