AQA AS Level Sociology: Paper 2 – Research Methods and Topics (families): How I would’ve answered it…

Advice from an AQA examiner on how you should have answered the AQA AS Sociology paper 2: topics and (for most students) families and households

Media Representations of women

Women have historically been underrepresented and misrepresented in stereotypical roles within mainstream media. This post focuses on symbolic annihilation, the cult of femininity and the male gaze as examples of this, and then looks at whether things have changed in recent decades. Under-representation and symbolic annihilation Gaye Tuchman (1978) developed the concept of Symbolic Annihilation … Continue reading “Media Representations of women”

How I would’ve answered the families and households section of A level sociology paper 2 (AQA, 2017)

Hints and tips on how I would’ve answered the A level sociology exam paper 2, 2017 (families and households section) Please see here for the 2018 families exam paper Please see here for more general advice on how to answer questions within paper 2. My main page of exam advice is here. 2017 Paper two exam … Continue reading “How I would’ve answered the families and households section of A level sociology paper 2 (AQA, 2017)”

Why are we relying more on drugs to treat teenagers’ mental ill-health?

we’re relying more on drugs to treat teenagers’ mental ill-health, but could we be giving out pills to thousands of teenagers which are not only ineffective but actually have severely dangerous side effects.

How I would’ve answered the AQA A level sociology of education exam, June 2017

Answers to the AQA’s A-level sociology education with theory and methods exam, June 2017… Just a few thoughts to put students out of their misery. (Ideas my own, not endorsed by the AQA – NB – there is a certain level of subjectivity and irrationality within the AQA, and so they may interpret how you answer questions  to my … Continue reading “How I would’ve answered the AQA A level sociology of education exam, June 2017”

Exams, Essays and Short Answer Questions

How to answer sociology A-level exam papers 1,2 and 3 (AQA) focus. Example practice questions and model answers including the short answer outline questions, the dreaded 10 mark analyse using the item questions and a range of essay plans and full essays.

Education

Sociology of education revision notes and and exam advice for the AQA’s A-level specification – perspectives, polices, class, gender and ethnicity.