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    I'm doing a-level sociology and I literally no nothing about this subject but it was the only subject out of the options I had that I liked. I found a little about it on my school website but it's a little vague. I've got some questions about it
    What's the most popular exam board that schools use to study Sociology?
    Is the subject difficult?What is the exam format like?Finally, what do you recommend I do from here?
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    If you can do essays well, remember a shed load of theorists and contrast/compare/discuss them i.e. Construct a decent argument no reason you shouldn't be able to get at least a B.
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    (Original post by 0lut0)
    I'm doing a-level sociology and I literally no nothing about this subject but it was the only subject out of the options I had that I liked. I found a little about it on my school website but it's a little vague. I've got some questions about it
    What's the most popular exam board that schools use to study Sociology?
    Is the subject difficult?What is the exam format like?Finally, what do you recommend I do from here?
    I did sociology both at GCSE and a-level and loved it. It is really interesting, and itwasnt massively difficult really.
    There are quite a few theorists to learn, and irpt can be in depth in parts, but it is really iinteresting and once yoyu get iinto it its fine.
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    Hello, I did Sociology at A-level and planned to drop it at AS as I hadn't studied it at GCSE and knew nothing about it! However two years later and I'm off to university in a few weeks to begin my Sociology degree! It is a really interesting subject and can lead to a wide variety of careers.
    To find out what exam board you are on, either ask your sociology teacher when you go to your first lesson or send them an email, they'll probably be pleased to know that one of their students is curious and already researching their course before term begins aha!

    The subject is not particularly difficult in my opinion compared to A-level biology for example which I dropped after AS. However I think this is more because biology requires you to remember exact facts whereas in Sociology you can offer more of your own opinion and argue your point of view whilst using sociologists and research to back up the argument (so it does require a level of remembering facts).

    All the exams I sat were with AQA for Sociology and they were essay based. You normally have to complete a few small mark questions and then write 2 or 3 essays depending on the paper. The essays often use an item ( a passage of text) which you must refer to throughout. However I sat the exams on the old spec, so can't advise on what the new 2 year A-level exams are like. Perhaps have a look at past exam papers or specimen papers for the new spec which should be on your exam board website.

    Good luck for your upcoming A-levels!
 
 
 
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