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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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4 and 6 Mark Outline Questions on Education for the A Level Sociology Paper 1 Exam

Possible questions for the A Level Sociology Education (71912) PAPER 1 exam – the two short answer questions in this paper will ask you to outline two reasons/ ways/ criticisms. You will have one 4 mark question and one 6 … Continue reading

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Marxist Theories of Crime – A Summary

Introduction/ The basics Traditional Marxist theories explain crime in relation to power inequalities created by the capitalist system The inequalities and injustices within Capitalism generate crime. Class based analysis – both classes commit crime, the crimes of the elite are … Continue reading

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Methods in Context Mark Scheme

My pared down mark scheme for the methods in context question in the previous post, which is adapted from the AQA’s own mark scheme, just put into easier language: Applying material from Item B and your knowledge of research methods, … Continue reading

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Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation

An Overview of Families and Households Topic Two – Marriage, Divorce and Cohabitation, covering key sub-topics, key concepts and some exam style questions (short answer and essay questions). You need to be able to identify key trends in marriage, divorce … Continue reading

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Sociological Perspectives on the Family

An overview of the sub-topics, key concepts, and exam questions (short answer and essay questions) Being able to critically apply different perspectives is the most important skill you can demonstrate in Sociology. You can also apply the perspectives to many … Continue reading

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The reasons for and consequences of changing patterns of migration

Trends in migration From 1900 to the Second World War the largest immigrant group to the UK were Irish, mainly for economic reasons, followed by Eastern and Central Europian Jews, who were often fleeing from persecution. Before the 1950s very … Continue reading

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Issues of Power and Control in relationships

The Radical Feminist viewpoint is that relationships are the primary means through which men control women and maintain their power over them in society. Probably the most shocking evidence which supports this view is the continued prevalence of domestic violence. … Continue reading

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Explaining the increase in family diversity (part 1/3 )

This is part 1 of 3 posts outlining the underlying factors which explain the increase in household diversity 1. Changing patterns of marriage, divorce and cohabitation The increase long term decline or marriage and increase in cohabitation and divorce can … Continue reading

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The consequences of an ageing population mind map

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