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Sociology AS at Knights

Unit 1: Families and Households
Unit 2: Education with Research Methods

Revision pack

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Sixth Form

Mrs Griffiths: sj-griffiths@hahc.org.uk
Mr Roaf: sm-roaf@hahc.org.uk

2012

Unit 1 exam: Thursday 17th May, am
Unit 2 exam: Friday 25th May, pm

Easter Revision: tbc

AS Syllabus: AQA Sociology GCE (new specification)

Unit 1: Families and Households (SCLY1)
* Worth 40% of your AS and 20% of your final A Level
* Written paper, 1 hour
* 60 marks available

Unit 2: Education with Research Methods (SCLY2)
* Worth 60% of your AS and 30% of your final A Level
* Written paper, 2 hours
* 90 marks available

Timetable
* Use your revision checklists to draw up a timetable for revision leading up to the exam. Make sure you cover everything, but make sure it is manageable – you can’t spend every minute working, so allow yourself some time off, both short breaks and occasional days or half days. * Try http://getrevising.co.uk/

Resources
* Handouts and powerpoints from lessons are available on the shared drive and on the VLE. * Additional revision resources will be available to download from the VLE * Use the list of websites in this pack to help you identify other useful revision resources

AQA SCLY1
Unit 1: Families and Households

There are 3 sections – choose the CORRECT one, Families and Households (should be section B), and answer all the questions from that section.

Time allowed: 1 hour
Maximum marks: 60
Time per mark = max 1 min.

Questions carrying 24 marks should be answered in continuous prose and you will be marked on your ability to use good English, to organise information clearly and to use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.

Possible Question outlines| Marks| Timing|
06| definition of key term, e.g. ‘primary socialisation’| 2 marks| <2 mins| To get full marks for this question, you need to explain the term and give a supporting example.Possible questions: * Explain what is meant by ‘primary socialisation’ (Item 2A, line 7). (2 marks) (specimen paper) * Explain what is meant by the ‘expressive role’ (Item 2A, line 5). (2 marks) (January 2009) * Explain what is meant by ‘serial monogamy’ (Item 2A). (2 marks) (June 2010) * Explain what is meant by ‘net migration’ (Item 2A). (2 marks) (January 2011) * Explain what is meant by the ‘social construction’ of childhood (Item 2A). (2 marks) (June 2011)

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07| 2 examples of a particular idea or reasons for a change, e.g. two ways in which childhood has become ‘protected and privileged’| 4 marks| <4 mins| To get full marks you need to explain two things, supported by examples that highlight change or increase, if this is specified in the question.Possible questions: * Suggest two ways in which childhood has become .a specially protected and privileged time of life. (Item 2A, lines 4 . 5). (4 marks) (specimen paper) * Suggest two ways in which ‘family life may have a harmful effect on women’ (Item 2A, lines 6 – 7). (4 marks) (January 2009) * Explain the difference between a family and a household (Item 2A). (4 marks) (June 2009) * Suggest two reasons why lone-parent families are more likely to be headed by a female. (4 marks) (June 2009) * Suggest two reasons why women might delay having children (Item 2A). (4 marks) (January 2010) * Suggest two ways in which the position of children could be said to have improved over the last one hundred years. (4 marks) (January 2010) * Suggest two reasons why there has been an increase in cohabitation (Item 2A). (4 marks) (June 2010) * Suggest two reasons why people may migrate to the United Kingdom, apart from that referred to in Item 2A. (4 marks) (January 2011) * Suggest two ways, apart from those mentioned in Item 2A, in which government...
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