Preparation for Sociology GCSE

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Next year I am going to be starting a Sociology GCSE, and would like to prepare for it beforehand, but as it's not a very common GCSE at my school we haven't been given much information about it. I think it's with AQA, but I'm not sure. Is there anything anyone could suggest I read or find before starting? Thanks if you can help!
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If you're doing AQA I really recommend this book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Sociolo.../dp/0007350597
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[QUOTE=User008;58472903]If you're doing AQA I really recommend this book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Sociolo...597[/QUOTE]

This book, it isn't very useful. I've tried this and the actual AQA one. They just give you a brief idea of the topic. If you really want to excel I recommend this book.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0003...RTL&ref=plSrch


Also, on the topic of succeeding, watch the news everyday, trust me, it'll help once you get to unit 2 (and the family side of unit 1)
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Thank you both your replies! I will check out the suggestions
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Next year I am going to be starting a Sociology GCSE, and would like to prepare for it beforehand, but as it's not a very common GCSE at my school we haven't been given much information about it. I think it's with AQA, but I'm not sure. Is there anything anyone could suggest I read or find before starting? Thanks if you can help!
I reccomend this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1408...R-L&ref=plSrch

This is the actual one created by AQA and has everything you need to know, the other two leave out some important aspects of the specification. I agree with the post above watching the news is vital as it stimulates thinking about sociology in a wider way beyond the text book and forming your own opinions which the examiners are also looking for. Too achieve a good grade make sure you do the papers over and and over again and prepare for all the possible 'essay' question ( 12 markers). Through this I am hopefully looking to achieve an a* next week (fingers crossed)

Good luck! I'm sure you will be excellent
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(Original post by espicton98)
I reccomend this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1408...R-L&ref=plSrch

This is the actual one created by AQA and has everything you need to know, the other two leave out some important aspects of the specification. I agree with the post above watching the news is vital as it stimulates thinking about sociology in a wider way beyond the text book and forming your own opinions which the examiners are also looking for. Too achieve a good grade make sure you do the papers over and and over again and prepare for all the possible 'essay' question ( 12 markers). Through this I am hopefully looking to achieve an a* next week (fingers crossed)

Good luck! I'm sure you will be excellent
Thank you! I have purchased this book as I saw it whilst out a couple of days ago, and I've flicked through it and it seems good. I'm going to read its entirety before school on the third. I hope you got your a*!
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