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Sociology - Education Essay - Gender and Achievement (30 marks) watch

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    Really struggling with 30 marks and revision in general, particularly this specimen paper question. Any revision tips and essay structure will vastly help. Thank you!

    At each stage from pre-school through to university entrance, girls tend to do better than
    boys. For example, on entering primary school, girls are more likely to be able to write their
    own name. On the other hand, boys are more likely than girls to be assessed by their
    schools as having special educational needs.
    When it comes to subject choice at age 16, there are major gender differences in the
    popularity of different A-level subjects and even greater gender differences in vocational

    Applying material from Item B and your knowledge, evaluate the view that
    gender differences in both subject choice and educational achievement are
    mainly the result of the influence of wider society.
    [30 marks]

    I have the same question due in tomorrow , did you teacher not run through it with you or give you a plan? I included things on feminism , changing ambitions and primary socialisation in relation to gender.

    I just came across this slideshow and it could be quite helpful!

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