Unit 3 exam: Wednesday 13th June, am
Unit 4 exam: Tuesday 19th June, pm
Easter Revision: tbc
A2 Syllabus: AQA Sociology GCE (new specification)
Unit 3: Mass Media (SCLY3)
Worth 20% of your final A Level
Written paper, 1 hour 30 minutes
60 marks available
Unit 4: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (SCLY4)
Worth 30% of your final A Level
Written paper, 2 hours
90 marks available
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Unit 3: Mass Media
There are 4 sections – choose the CORRECT one, Mass Media (should be section C), and answer all the questions from that section.
Time allowed: 1 hour 30 mins
Maximum marks: 60
Time per mark = max 1.5 min.
Questions carrying 18+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.
Answer question 10 and 11 and either 12 OR 13.
Possible Question outlines
Identify and briefly explain 3 ways / problems…
e.g. 3 ways in which the news is socially constructed
experiments’ to study the effects of the mass media on their audiences (Item C, line 4). (9 marks) (specimen paper)
Identify and briefly explain three ways in which the news could be said to be “a social construct that is ‘manufactured’.” (Item C, line 3). (9 marks) (January 2010)
Identify and briefly explain three examples of news values. (9 marks) (June 2010)
Identify and briefly explain three ways in which media representations of sexuality and/or disability could be said to be stereotypical. (9 marks) (January 2011)
Identify and briefly explain three ways in which governments seek to influence or control the output of the mass media. (9 marks) (June 2011)
Using the item provided, assess the view that…
e.g. exposure to media violence does not produce violent behaviour in the audience 18 marks
exposure to media violence does not produce violent behaviour in the audience. This is not good enough, you must explain how your discussion of relevant...
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