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Sociology - AQA Unit 2 - Education and Research Methods Jan 2011 Watch

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    Is anyone doing this exam on the 18th of January 2011?

    How is everyone finding it? (Myself am a little stuck with the methods in context questions)

    How is revision going?

    Discuss!
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    It shouldn't be too bad, there's just a fair amount to learn...
    Good luck!
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    (Original post by qwerty54321)
    Just putting it onto cards now.
    It shouldn't be too bad, there's just a fair amount to learn...
    Good luck!
    You too! I am stupidly taking all the sociology units in January so I am major stressing about it!

    I quite like education though, nice interesting topic
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    (Original post by calannra)
    You too! I am stupidly taking all the sociology units in January so I am major stressing about it!

    I quite like education though, nice interesting topic
    Does that mean you're taking family too?
    I'm just doing education & research methods investigation in Jan.
    Policies confuse me though - but our teacher she said that it's the easiest one?!
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    (Original post by qwerty54321)
    Does that mean you're taking family too?
    I'm just doing ed & research methods in Jan.
    Policies confuse me though - but our teacher she said that it's the easiest one?!
    Yes I am doing families, education and research methods, beliefs in society and crime and deviance

    good luck! what are you predicted?
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    They hvnt tld us !
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    (Original post by qwerty54321)
    no idea, we don't do predicted grades at our school :\
    i'd quite like to get an A or a B though (but who wouldn't?)
    what about you?
    wowww that's a lot!
    do you have any helpful info on the policies from 1988 and 1997?
    I am aiming for an A but difficult to tell if I'll be able to as I am doing this independently good luck though! we'll get A's

    You know, that is the one thing I don't have a lot on is the policies. better start researching some...
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    Haha, you too.
    That is what I don't have either.
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    (Original post by qwerty54321)
    Haha, you too.
    That is what I don't have either.
    What text book are you using?
    I am using these;

    AS - http://www.amazon.co.uk/AS-Level-Soc...2165866&sr=8-1

    A2 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/A2-Sociology...ref=pd_sim_b_1
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    yeah i think that's what we use in school
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    Policies have come up in some form or another for the past couple of years. Not had a proper essay on cultural depreivation/capital or material deprivation yet. But have ahad a 12 marker.

    MIC question should be tackled like so:

    research method + research area + research characteristic = MIC answer.

    The research method and area will be identified within the Item. There will always be 2-4 characteristics in each paragraph relating to the method that you choose.

    Characteristics, within education, can include:

    Authority (of teacher, of researcher), CAGE (class, age, gender and ethnicity), Access (to students, to school, to parents), peer pressure, teachers (being observed, public appearance Vs private attitudes), etc.

    Hope this helps shed a bit of light on the situation!
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    Hi everyone!
    I am retaking this unit in january.
    Does anyone have any good predictions for what is likely to come up ??
    Thanks

    Ryan
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    Same question as the guy above me! also does anyone have any revision notes on their computer that they would be kind enough to upload i could use all the help I can get, also how are you guys going about revision there is just so much stuff to remember.. what do you guys do to try and take all the information in?
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    Hi I am retaking this unit there's so much to learn!

    Does anyone think Gender differences is going to come up..
    Has anyone asked there teachers and what they think might come up? Thanks
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    The best book to revise from is "Succeed in AQA AS sociology" it's by Keith Trobe + Rob Webb - absolutely amazing book! the A2 one is still getting published this book has been written by the principal examiners and theres so many tips given in the book when answering questions!
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    Does anyone know roughly the amount of points needed to get each grade? RAW scores not UMS?
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    Education & Methods paper is out of 120.
    roughly 70 mark is a C grade.
    My teacher has went through the past papers with us and this is what has come up in the 2009 & 2010 papers

    January 2009 - First essay question was on ethnic differences.
    The methods question was Official statistics OR Un. Interviews
    Last Essay question was on weaknesses of experiments.

    June 2009 - First essay quesiton was on Functionalist view of Education.
    The Methods question was PO OR Questionnaires
    Last Essay Question was on Official Statistics

    January 2010 - First essay question was on Gender differences.
    The Methods question was on Un.Interviews OR Official Statistics
    Last essay question was on problems of using Practical issues

    June 2010 - First essay question was on Educational Policies
    The Methods question was on Group Interviews OR PO
    Last Essay question was on strengths & weaknesses of Postal Questionnaires


    From whats come up before my teacher and our class agreed that the most likely to come up for the first essay question is either. Marxist/New Right view of role of education. Internal or external class differences in achievement.

    For the methods question most likely to come up is experiments, social surveys or secondary sources.

    And for the last essay quesiton most likely is perhaps interviews.

    Anyone else agree or have their own ideas?
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    retaking, eeek. I absolutely hate this unit!
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    I''m so glad theres a thread for this!! revision for this unit for me isnt going great (kind of spending more time on my other subjects ).. but does anyone have past papers i can download? i'd like to print them and try and test myself.. please someone help me in finding them ^^ its much appreciated!!
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    (Original post by Boone_007)
    I''m so glad theres a thread for this!! revision for this unit for me isnt going great (kind of spending more time on my other subjects ).. but does anyone have past papers i can download? i'd like to print them and try and test myself.. please someone help me in finding them ^^ its much appreciated!!
    Go on the AQA website and you'll find it on there
 
 
 
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