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How to get an A* in A-level Sociology (Paper 2: Families and Households section only)

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

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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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How to get an A* in A-level Sociology (Crime and Deviance)

Drawing on marked exemplars from the AQA exam board this post unpicks what you need to do to get and A* in the the AQA’s Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods Paper (Sociology – 7192/3) Continue reading

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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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Outline and explain two advantages of choosing overt participant observation as a source of data compared with covert participant observation (10)

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Outline and explain two arguments against the view that sociology is a science (10)

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