What are the functions of the family today?
How have the functions of the family changed? Are the functions of the family in decline?
Applying material from item C analyse two ways in which the nuclear family might perform ideological functions (10)
A 10 mark ‘analyse with item’ practice question and answer for the AQA’s A-level paper 2: families and households section
Outline and explain two ways in which the family might be losing its functions (10)
This is a possible 10 mark (no item) question which could come up on the AQA’s A-level sociology paper 2: families and households, section A. This is essentially asking you to criticise the Functionalist view of the family. One way is that other institutions, such as the work place and schools are taking over previous…
What is the difference between Functionalism and Marxism
Functionalists have a very general analysis of the role of education in society, simply looking at how it contributes to the maintenance of social order, whereas Marxists analyse the role of education by focusing on how it performs different functions for different social classes. As I see it, Marxists offer a ‘deeper layer’ of analysis…
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 answering 6 mark ‘outline’ questions is to think of them as 1+1 questions – in…