Category: A level sociology exam practice
4 and 6 Mark Outline Questions on Education for the A Level Sociology Paper 1 Exam
For these questions you need to make a point and then develop that point to explain further.
How Are A-Level Sociology Essays Marked?
Below is a pared-down general mark-scheme for 20 and 30 mark sociology essays, adapted from the AQA’s more specific mark-schemes from the 2016-17 specimen A level papers. /30 /20 Descriptor 25-30 17-20 Sound, conceptually detailed knowledge of a range of relevant material, good sophisticated understanding of the question and of the presented material. Appropriate material…
A Level Sociology Essays – How to Write Them
Use the Point – Explain – Expand – Criticise method (PEEC), demonstrate knowledge, application and evaluation skills, and use the item to make your points!
Assess the View that Economic Indicators Provide an Unsatisfactory Picture of Development
Economic definitions and ways of measuring development are unsatisfactory. A much clearer and more useful picture emerges when wider social factors are included.’ Assess this view of development and underdevelopment. (20) International organizations such as the World Bank prefer to measure development using economic indicators such as Gross National Product (GNP) and Gross Domestic Product…
Using material from item A, analyse two reasons why Gross National Product may not be sufficient to measure a country’s level of development (10)
Applying material from the item analyse (ten mark) questions appear with an item as the second question on section B of the AQA A Level Sociology topics paper. Before looking at this question, you might like to review the main post on this topic: economic indicators of development. Below is a suggested answer to the…
Analyse two ways in which cultural capital may give some children an advantage in education (10)
Item A According to the Marxist sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, middle class parents possess more cultural capital, than working class children. Bourdieu argues that the skills and knowledge middle class parents possess, such as themselves having benefited from education, and the fact that they are more comfortable dealing with middle class institutions such as schools,…
A Level Sociology – Outline Questions (4 and 6 Marks, Education Paper 1)
Four and Six mark outline questions appear on the education and crime and deviance AQA A level sociology exam papers. This blog post shows you some possible examples of outline questions which might appear on the Education exam paper, along with some suggested answers. NB These questions are marked in a ‘1+1’ style – you…
Outline and explain two reasons why trade does not always promote development (10)
One reason is that poorer countries tend to export low-value primary products such as agricultural goods, while richer countries export higher value goods. Frank (1971) argues this is a legacy of colonialism during which rich countries made their colonies specialize in exporting one primary product such as sugar or cotton back to the ‘mother land’.…