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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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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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Analyse two ways in which deviant subcultures may respond to the difficulties of achieving mainstream goals (10)

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Applying material from Item A, analyse two effects of increased parental choice on pupils’ experience of education.

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AQA A-Level Sociology: Guidance on 10 Mark with Item Questions – Education with Theory and Methods

Examples of actual student responses marked by the AQA, showing you the standards expected to get certain marks! Continue reading

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Outline and explain two criticisms other theories of development might make of dependency theory (10)

World Systems Theory (WST) criticises dependency theory (DT) because there is evidence that poorer, ex-colonies can develop within the modern world capitalist system. Dependency theory tended to see the ‘root cause’ of underdevelopment as rich world governments (or nation states) … Continue reading

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A Level Sociology: 10 mark questions

There are two types of 10 mark question across the 3 A-level sociology exam papers: ‘outline and explain questions’ (no item) and ‘applying material from the item’ questions. Below is a nice wall-chart explaining the difference between them, adapted from … Continue reading

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Applying material from item C analyse two ways in which the nuclear family might perform ideological functions (10)

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Research Methods Practice Questions for A-level sociology

AQA A-level sociology Papers 1 and 3 will both contain an ‘outline and explain’ 10 mark (no item) question on sociological theories, and/ or methods. One possible format for this question is what I like to think of as the ‘pure … 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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