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Assess the claim that ‘ethnic difference in educational achievement are primarily the result of school factors’ (30)

An essay on ethnicity and education written for the A Level Sociology paper 1 exam, AQA focus.  It’s hopefully obvious that what’s below is ‘overkill’ – for a simpler version of the essay and with the skills (knowledge, analysis, evaluation) … Continue reading

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A Level Sociology Essays – How to Write Them

This post offers some advice on how you might plan and write essays in the A level sociology exams.  The sociology A level exam: general hints for writing essays Allow yourself enough time – 1.5 minutes per mark = 45 … Continue reading

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Hints for A Level Sociology Paper 3 (Crime and Deviance)

A few hints for how I recommend answering the Crime and Deviance section of AQA’s paper 3 (which also contains theory and methods, more of that later). NB – What’s below isn’t endorsed by the AQA, but it’s my best … Continue reading

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Outline and analyse two criticisms of the theory that police racism is the main factor which explains the higher imprisonment rates of ethnic minorities (10)

A mark scheme and some suggested answers to the above question* 8-10 •        Answers in this band will show good knowledge and understanding of relevant material on two reasons. •        There will be two developed applications of material from the … Continue reading

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Ethnicity and Crime: Short Answer Exam Questions and Answers

Outline two structural factors which may explain differences in offending by ethnicity (4) Two marks for each of two appropriate reasons clearly outlined or one mark for appropriate reasons partially outlined The higher rates of single parent families in African-Caribbean … Continue reading

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Outline and analyse two ways in which patterns of crime may vary with social class (10)

Just a few thoughts on how you might answer the above 10 mark question – a possibility for the A Level Sociology Crime and Deviance/ Theory and Methods Paper 3 NB – There is every possibility that the actual 10 … Continue reading

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Assess the Contribution of Post/ Late Modern Perspectives to our Understanding of Crime and Deviance (21)

An essay plan on Post/ Late Modern perspectives on crime and deviance covering the relationship between consumerism and crime (Robert Reiner), The Vertigo of Late Modernity (Jock Young), the consequences of globalisation for crime, and the rise of cyber crime, … Continue reading

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AS Sociology Exam Advice (AQA)

A brief podcast I put together which provides an overview of the two AS Sociology exams (AQA syllabus)     Final Assessment of AS Sociology – 2 Exam Papers Paper 7191 (1) 90 minutes, 60 marks Education and Methods in … Continue reading

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