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So tomorrow I've gotta sit paper 2 for AQA sociology (new spec). I'm doing families and households and then of course the methods question.
Does anybody have any predictions on what's going to come up?! I'm hoping not Demography 😞. And same for the methods question?
Any revision tips would be appreciated as I'm doing some well overdue revision tonight!


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I'm doing the same exam tomorrow and I have no idea what's going to come up - there's so much I don't know. What do you hope will come up? I hope Demography doesn't come up either
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I'm doing the same exam tomorrow and I have no idea what's going to come up - there's so much I don't know. What do you hope will come up? I hope Demography doesn't come up either
I've definitely left this way too late! I'm hoping something along the lines of the domestic division of labour comes up, maybe feminism 10 marker. As for the methods question, I'm hoping for observation/questionnaires. How about you?


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I've definitely left this way too late! I'm hoping something along the lines of the domestic division of labour comes up, maybe feminism 10 marker. As for the methods question, I'm hoping for observation/questionnaires. How about you?


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I wold like the division of labour to come up, I think I could write a decent answer for that.I wouldn't mind feminism as an essay either. For the methods, I think I could maybe answer questionnaires or interviews. How do we answer a methods question in this paper? is it the same as education where the method is used to investigate something?
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I wold like the division of labour to come up, I think I could write a decent answer for that.I wouldn't mind feminism as an essay either. For the methods, I think I could maybe answer questionnaires or interviews. How do we answer a methods question in this paper? is it the same as education where the method is used to investigate something?
I believe in this paper we're given a question like "evaluate the strengths that sociologists see in using participant observation for their research" it's not specific. I've been given the advice to use a method called P.E.R.V.E.R.T in my methods answers - practical, ethical, reliable, validity, example, representativeness and theories. It's so you cover everything. Remember if you get a question about advantages, talk about the advantages for 75% of the essay and talk about disadvantages for about 25% as an evaluation. Remember in the exam to just evaluate EVERYTHING!! You literally get so much credit for doing that. If you say something about feminists, say they're outdated and briefly explain why i.e more career aspects for women etc. Its also good to evaluate different perspectives with others i.e Marxists say blah blah blah then say functionalists reject this view. If demography comes up I'm in trouble haha. It's so difficult to remember! I'm probably gonna be up until early hours of the morning revising tonight 😢


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I believe in this paper we're given a question like "evaluate the strengths that sociologists see in using participant observation for their research" it's not specific. I've been given the advice to use a method called P.E.R.V.E.R.T in my methods answers - practical, ethical, reliable, validity, example, representativeness and theories. It's so you cover everything. Remember if you get a question about advantages, talk about the advantages for 75% of the essay and talk about disadvantages for about 25% as an evaluation. Remember in the exam to just evaluate EVERYTHING!! You literally get so much credit for doing that. If you say something about feminists, say they're outdated and briefly explain why i.e more career aspects for women etc. Its also good to evaluate different perspectives with others i.e Marxists say blah blah blah then say functionalists reject this view. If demography comes up I'm in trouble haha. It's so difficult to remember! I'm probably gonna be up until early hours of the morning revising tonight 😢


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Ah thank you, it's more difficult since teachers don't have many examples because of the new specification and we have to retake these same exams next year. I don't think i'm going to do very well on this paper because I focused a little too much on the education paper. I feel like any way I try to revise isn't actually working and it's annoying because I still haven't found a suitable way so I can remember everything
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Ah thank you, it's more difficult since teachers don't have many examples because of the new specification and we have to retake these same exams next year. I don't think i'm going to do very well on this paper because I focused a little too much on the education paper. I feel like any way I try to revise isn't actually working and it's annoying because I still haven't found a suitable way so I can remember everything
That's my problem too. With education I was really confident that I was going to pass and I'm sure I have as the 20 marker was very good to me! We were taught families and households back in September-October and education in April so that's probably why. I do revision cards - read a topic in the book and remember 3 key points from each subheading to write on the card. Works for me but not everybody. How did you revise for education?


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That's my problem too. With education I was really confident that I was going to pass and I'm sure I have as the 20 marker was very good to me! We were taught families and households back in September-October and education in April so that's probably why. I do revision cards - read a topic in the book and remember 3 key points from each subheading to write on the card. Works for me but not everybody. How did you revise for education?


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We were taught education in September/October but I think I probably spent more time revising it because we learnt it so long ago and now I'm not prepared for this paper at all. For education, I also used revision cards which weren't too bad but I struggle at putting information into note form. So then I made tables so in 1 column I'd have a name like Durkheim and then next to it I would write everything he said and I did this for everything. Under each table I put an essay on the topic so if it were Functionalism i'd have an essay about functionalism and education under the table so I had the notes and the essay all in one.
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I'm doing the same exam tomorrow and I have no idea what's going to come up - there's so much I don't know. What do you hope will come up? I hope Demography doesn't come up either
I think demography will come up because it is introduced to this year spec I think
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I think demography will come up because it is introduced to this year spec I think
Is that new? I didn't know that haha well, I don't really know enough about it
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I think demography will come up because it is introduced to this year spec I think
What are they key things you've revised for demography? I can't remember figures and stats


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