Evaluate the pluralist view of the ownership and control of the media.
Read Item N below and answer the question that follows. Applying material from Item N and your knowledge, evaluate the pluralist view of the ownership and control of the media. Commentary on the Question This seems to be a standard question, with the item picking up on the fact that the media are democratic and…
Evaluate the view that the media have a direct and immediate effect on their audiences [20 marks]
This is an example of a 20 mark essay question written for the AQA’s A-level sociology paper 2, Topics in Sociology, Media option. Read Item N below and answer the question that follows. Applying material from Item N and your knowledge, evaluate the view that the media have a direct and immediate effect on their…
Evaluate the personal life perspective on the family(20)
This is a possible question which could come up in the AQA’s Paper 2, families and households topic. This post is just a few thoughts on how I’d go about answering it. I think this would be a fair question given that this is quite a difficult topic for students, and quite limited in what…
Evaluate the view that the growth of family diversity has led to a decline in the nuclear family (20)
An example of a top band answer (17/20) to a possible question on the AQA’s 7192/2 topics in sociology paper (families option, section A)
Applying material from Item B and your knowledge, evaluate sociological explanations of the role of education in transmitting ideas and values.
How to top mark band in a 30 mark education essay, A-level sociology, AQA.
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 models be appropriate/ when not? This is a possible 20 mark essay which might come…
Evaluate the Functionalist View of the Role of Education in Society (30) #LONG VERSION
Essay practice for A-level sociology!
Evaluate the Functionalist Perspective on the Role of Education in Society (30)
Evaluate the View that the Main Aim of the Family is to Meet the Needs of Capitalism (20)
Capitalism is an economic system characterised by private ownership of means of production. The Marxist perspective argues that in many ways the family serves the needs of capitalism in a number of ways, ultimately benefitting the bourgeoisie and the proletariat remaining oppressed and exploited. Other perspectives however such as feminism would argue that serving the…
Assess the view that education policies since 1988 have improved equality of educational opportunity (30)
If you get a question of education policies, the chances are you will be asked about ‘education policies since 1988’. This handout is designed to get you thinking about how you could use the info on the New Right’s 1988 Education Act and New Labour’s policies from 1997 onwards to answer an exam question in…