In this thread I would like you guys to write you opinions on your first few months studying Sociology. I'm finding it hard! Just trying to remember the studies argh??
What do you think of Sociology? Loving it or nah?
What part is interesting?
What are your aims for the end of the course? So what do you wish to achieve?
Are you looking forward for you're mocks??
And are there any sites that you could recommend on this tread that can help us students with revision or to make notes.
Sociology Students- First year A level Watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-01-2015 23:08
- 08-01-2015 23:25
It's actually mr favourite subject to be honest. I don't know what you're studying, but I'm finding the family unit the most interesting. I'm going to be ambiguous and aim for an A - been pretty much getting that in mock exams. Perhaps try http://s-cool.co.uk - my college recommends that. Also, collins do some excellent revision books with a lot of exam practice.
- 09-01-2015 14:01
Which exam board are you with? I already had my mock exam for unit 1 - I got a B, 2 marks off an A.
Sociology is good, but I'm doing 3 subjects and it is my least favourite.
- 11-01-2015 14:33
I'm finding it hard to remember the studies and the sociologists ahh
I'm doing sociology as aqa and I'm scared that I'm going to fail
I really want a B
- 11-01-2015 14:49
I did sociology 2 years ago (in my second year of uni now). It was a really interesting course and I loved it. 'twas pretty life changing actually. Of course, I did read around the content we were introduced to at A-level quite a bit, as I always do with very interesting subjects. The crime and deviance, as well as the health subjects were great. Sociology of religion was interesting too and tied in with the fact that I'd studied philosophy of religion
in my own time tremendously extensively over the past 5 years, as well as the anthropology of religion in a far more light-weight sense. The sociology of the family was quite boring for me. I mean, I already realised that there was an "iceberg" of domestic violence statistics and that lots of people dislike the non-nuclear families and that non-nuclear families are generally inferior in terms of statistics - poorer, less educated, more prone to commit crime and so on. I just found the "family" topic extremely obvious and full of truisms. This was then not aided by the fact that when doing family we spent half of our sociology classes studying statistical methods too, which obviously is even more boring. that said, the methods classes tie in a lot with the epistemology and the analytic vs continental philosophy debates we have at university when studying philosophy, as well as a lot of my philosophy of science classes, so it's much appreciated nonetheless.
The hardest thing about the exams is not the memorising as such; you've already been memorising **** for years, the tough bit is writing it all down in a proper, succinct and ordered manner in the short amount of time you're given in the exam. Fortunately because I did philosophy at A-level too I was able to write extremely fast. Extremely fast, as in 12 pages an hour.Last edited by TorpidPhil; 11-01-2015 at 14:54.
- Thread Starter
- 11-01-2015 19:24
Thank You to those who have replied to the Sociology thread. Its nice to other people's opinions on the topic. I have a mock exam, trying to memorise studies is difficult. Good luck to those to taking A level Sociology or those studying it at uni. I f you have any exam or revision tips please do share. For now ' May the odds be in you're favour'- Not exactly a hunger games fan!