Tag Archives: AQA

Evaluate the Strengths of Using Social Surveys in Social Research (20)

‘Evaluate the Strengths of Using Social Surveys in Social Research’ (20) This is an essay plan for a possible essay for the AQA’s A Level Sociology paper 3: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods. This essay plan uses the … Continue reading

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Japan’s Declining and Ageing Population

Last year Japan’s population declined by 300, 000, to 126 million, and and its population is predicted to decline to 87 million by 2040. Japan also has an ‘ageing population’ – it is already one of the world’s oldest nations, … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on revising research methods

Sociology_Revision_Surveys Here’s a general plan of how I tend to revise each research method with my students, for A level sociology, focussing on social surveys revision. The link above is to the section of the revision hand-out I use (working … Continue reading

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Good Sociology Movies #1: Minority Report

Thought I’d start bashing out the occasional Friday post on good sociology movies… starting with Minority Report – which is a great intro to the ‘surveillance and crime control‘ aspect of the AQA’s 7192 sociology syllabus, crime and deviance topic, … Continue reading

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Assess the view that western models of education are not appropriate to developing countries (20)

Overview plan What are Western Models of Education? What are the arguments and evidence for western models being appropriate to developing countries? What are the arguments and evidence against/ what other models might be appropriate? Conclusion – when might Western … Continue reading

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Possible 10 Mark Analyse Questions Derived from the AQA’s A Level Sociology Specification: Education Section

I’m just in the process of re-examining the AQA’s ‘specification’/ vaguefication* for the sociology of education section to get a better idea of what kind of 10 mark ‘analyse’ questions might come up. In case you don’t know (and you … Continue reading

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Coalition Education Policies #Revision Notes

Neoliberal ideas were much stronger in the Coalition government’s education policies—in a context of public sector cuts, they focused mainly on the further marketization of education, scrapping many of New Labour’s policies to tackle inequality of opportunity  Funding cuts to … Continue reading

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AS Sociology Education Short Answer Question and Answers

Some examples of possible short answer question and answers for the education section of AS Sociology Paper 7191 (1) Examples of ‘define’ questions (2 marks) Question: Define the Term ‘meritocracy’ (2) Answer: where an individual is rewarded on the basis … Continue reading

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Outline three functions which education might perform for society (6)

This is an  example of a relatively straight forward 6 mark question which might appear on the AQA’s A level paper 1 (7192/1). If you require a more detailed breakdown of paper 1 please click here. The basic approach to … Continue reading

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Basic Question Types in A-Level Sociology (AQA focus)

There are three main types of ‘question’ in A-level sociology exams: Outline and explain questions Analyse questions Evaluate questions This (hopefully) raises the question (is that a pun?) about what you’re likely to be asked to outline and explain/ analyse … Continue reading

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