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    I feel pretty screwed for this exam,
    Is there anyone else sitting it, that would be able to go through this with me???
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    I've got a great set of notes our Teacher made us for the exam. Just don't stress! Make sure you know the basics of Functionalism and Marxism, and what they're all about, and then move on to specific names and theories from respective sociologists. If you have this done, you can manipulate the question and write down what you know, as long as you make it link.

    For example, if you were to recieve a 20 marker on differential achievement amongst class, you could weave in Marxism and claim that the elite class want to rule, so education is changed in these ways so that the lower class remain 'dumb.' Then, if you feel confident enough, bring in names such as Bowles and Ginitis' and discuss the Correspondence Principle, which is that schools and the workplace are similar so that students are socialised into accepting authority. Then go a step further; support this! Jean Anyon's study of Schools in the USA showed that those in working class areas taught the children with rote lessons, and constantly bossed them around and gave them no free room, as opposed to the higher class areas which made the children think critically like adults. Then link link link, this SHOWS that those who are expected to become the elite, ruling class are socialised into doing so, and the working class are socialised into becoming labour for capitalism, resulting in differential achievemnt in class.

    Of course, you can't really use Marxism for everything unless you know the theory inside out and can thing like a Marxist. A question on differential achievemnt on ethnicity for example would be very difficult to do this. In this case, along with research methods and state policies, it is simply a task of learning what you need to know inside out, you can't really blag it.

    I've attached those notes with everything you need to know in a nicely condensed manner. Just don't panic! As long as you know your stuff and link the things you're writing effectivley, you can't go wrong! And good luck!
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    Im doing the same exam on tuesday as well! Im really scared for it, but on the other hand, im more confident with Education than I did for the Familyx)
    but after retaking the Family exam on the 13th, it kinda boosted my confidence up!!
    Just remember to revise all the main theory and those which can help you easily link in with almost any questions for example Ethnicity, Gender, etc so you list a list of topics that might be tested on, den work on each of them!!
    as long as you LINK all da time, then you should be fine!!

    Goodluck, and to myself too xD
    haha ~
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    could someone explain to me how i'd answer a question on marketisation?
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    If anyone could post any health notes they have I would be so grateful as dont have any really good notes for this section. Thanks
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    (Original post by jjthomas99)
    If anyone could post any health notes they have I would be so grateful as dont have any really good notes for this section. Thanks
    What type of notes were you looking for? Health inequalities or any other topics? x
 
 
 
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