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    Hi,
    For all who are taking AQA GCSE Sociology next week; here are my predictions for the Unit 1 and 2 papers.
    Not sure why, but I think Unit 1 will be pretty easy, whereas unit 2 will be a lot trickier.

    I haven't done Studying Society as it is pretty repetitive and painfully easy, so whatever comes up won't be too much of a surprise - there will be the regular research methods and advantages/disadvantages, sampling techniques, probably ethical considerations and perhaps a 4 mark on pilot studies.
    I can't predict the 5 mark questions for any topic as I think there is so much scope for them, and chance of repetition. If anybody else has an idea let me know!

    UNIT 1

    Education
    Possible 4 mark questions:
    - 'Explain what sociologists studying education mean by self-fulfilling prophecy'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by the hidden curriculum'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by anti-school subculture'


    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that a pupil's social class (or economic circumstances) is the main reason for differences in educational achievement'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the main function of the education system is to provide secondary socialisation'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that schools are the most important agency of socialisation'

    Family
    Possible 4 mark questions:
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by cohabitation'
    - 'Explain what sociologists studying the family mean by the new man'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by extended family'

    I think there's also a good chance that they could ask about definitions of polygamy or monogamy for a 4 marker as it hasn't ever come up before.

    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that parent and child relationships have changed significantly in the past 50 years'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that marriage is still important in Britain'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that [reason] is the main reason for increasing divorce rates'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the [type] family is the only family found in Britain today'

    I think that they will definitely ask a 12 marker on marriage and divorce, as I believe it hasn't come up since 2014.

    UNIT 2

    Crime and Deviance
    Possible 4 markers:
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by the dark figure of crime'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by occupational crime'

    Possible 12 markers:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that opportunity is the main reason women commit less crime than men'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that official statistics/self report surveys/victim surveys are a good way of measuring crime'

    I think there could also definitely be a 12 mark question on ethnicity and crime, however.

    Mass Media
    Possible 4 markers:
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by monopoly'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by deviancy amplification'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by hyperreality'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by the hypodermic syringe model'

    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the mass media continue to reinforce stereotypes of women'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the content of the mass media is controlled by the government'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the mass media has a significant influence on society today'

    Social Inequality
    Possible 4 markers;
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by the glass ceiling'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by life chances'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by poverty trap/cycle/culture of deprivation'

    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that a person's gender is the main cause of inequality in society today'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the welfare state is beneficial'





    Obviously, these are only ideas based on looking at past papers, I do NOT know for sure what will come up so don't go by my word.

    If you have any idea what will come up in the 5 markers please let me know!
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    As for studding society the 2013 paper and 2016 are exact or nearly similar questions when they give you a scenario of what your investigation should focus on.
    So maybe the 2104 paper on studding society will come in handy
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    (Original post by twobunny)
    As for studding society the 2013 paper and 2016 are exact or nearly similar questions when they give you a scenario of what your investigation should focus on.
    So maybe the 2104 paper on studding society will come in handy
    Yes - I noticed that myself! A lot of content from the 2013 papers was repeated last year. It definitely would not surprise me if there's a mix of 2014 & 15 style questions this year xx
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    (Original post by dreamerkitten)
    Yes - I noticed that myself! A lot of content from the 2013 papers was repeated last year. It definitely would not surprise me if there's a mix of 2014 & 15 style questions this year xx
    Just remember, studying society is worth 30 marks it total this is where you should be able to attain at least in late 20's.
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    (Original post by dreamerkitten)
    hi,
    for all who are taking aqa gcse sociology next week; here are my predictions for the unit 1 and 2 papers.
    Not sure why, but i think unit 1 will be pretty easy, whereas unit 2 will be a lot trickier.

    I haven't done studying society as it is pretty repetitive and painfully easy, so whatever comes up won't be too much of a surprise - there will be the regular research methods and advantages/disadvantages, sampling techniques, probably ethical considerations and perhaps a 4 mark on pilot studies.
    I can't predict the 5 mark questions for any topic as i think there is so much scope for them, and chance of repetition. If anybody else has an idea let me know!

    unit 1

    education
    possible 4 mark questions:
    - 'explain what sociologists studying education mean by self-fulfilling prophecy'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by the hidden curriculum'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by anti-school subculture'


    possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that a pupil's social class (or economic circumstances) is the main reason for differences in educational achievement'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that the main function of the education system is to provide secondary socialisation'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that schools are the most important agency of socialisation'

    family
    possible 4 mark questions:
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by cohabitation'
    - 'explain what sociologists studying the family mean by the new man'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by extended family'

    i think there's also a good chance that they could ask about definitions of polygamy or monogamy for a 4 marker as it hasn't ever come up before.

    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that parent and child relationships have changed significantly in the past 50 years'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that marriage is still important in britain'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that [reason] is the main reason for increasing divorce rates'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that the [type] family is the only family found in britain today'

    i think that they will definitely ask a 12 marker on marriage and divorce, as i believe it hasn't come up since 2014.

    unit 2

    crime and deviance
    possible 4 markers:
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by the dark figure of crime'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by occupational crime'

    possible 12 markers:
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that opportunity is the main reason women commit less crime than men'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that official statistics/self report surveys/victim surveys are a good way of measuring crime'

    i think there could also definitely be a 12 mark question on ethnicity and crime, however.

    mass media
    possible 4 markers:
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by monopoly'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by deviancy amplification'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by hyperreality'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by the hypodermic syringe model'

    possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that the mass media continue to reinforce stereotypes of women'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that the content of the mass media is controlled by the government'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that the mass media has a significant influence on society today'

    social inequality
    possible 4 markers;
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by the glass ceiling'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by life chances'
    - 'explain what sociologists mean by poverty trap/cycle/culture of deprivation'

    possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that a person's gender is the main cause of inequality in society today'
    - 'discuss how far sociologists would agree that the welfare state is beneficial'





    obviously, these are only ideas based on looking at past papers, i do not know for sure what will come up so don't go by my word.

    If you have any idea what will come up in the 5 markers please let me know!
    thank you so much! X
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    thank you so much! X
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    Mandeep I see you
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    Thank you so much!
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    Bless you! Most of the predictions were right
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    (Original post by dreamerkitten)
    Hi,
    For all who are taking AQA GCSE Sociology next week; here are my predictions for the Unit 1 and 2 papers.
    Not sure why, but I think Unit 1 will be pretty easy, whereas unit 2 will be a lot trickier.

    I haven't done Studying Society as it is pretty repetitive and painfully easy, so whatever comes up won't be too much of a surprise - there will be the regular research methods and advantages/disadvantages, sampling techniques, probably ethical considerations and perhaps a 4 mark on pilot studies.
    I can't predict the 5 mark questions for any topic as I think there is so much scope for them, and chance of repetition. If anybody else has an idea let me know!

    UNIT 1

    Education
    Possible 4 mark questions:
    - 'Explain what sociologists studying education mean by self-fulfilling prophecy'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by the hidden curriculum'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by anti-school subculture'


    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that a pupil's social class (or economic circumstances) is the main reason for differences in educational achievement'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the main function of the education system is to provide secondary socialisation'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that schools are the most important agency of socialisation'

    Family
    Possible 4 mark questions:
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by cohabitation'
    - 'Explain what sociologists studying the family mean by the new man'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by extended family'

    I think there's also a good chance that they could ask about definitions of polygamy or monogamy for a 4 marker as it hasn't ever come up before.

    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that parent and child relationships have changed significantly in the past 50 years'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that marriage is still important in Britain'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that [reason] is the main reason for increasing divorce rates'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the [type] family is the only family found in Britain today'

    I think that they will definitely ask a 12 marker on marriage and divorce, as I believe it hasn't come up since 2014.

    UNIT 2

    Crime and Deviance
    Possible 4 markers:
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by the dark figure of crime'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by occupational crime'

    Possible 12 markers:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that opportunity is the main reason women commit less crime than men'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that official statistics/self report surveys/victim surveys are a good way of measuring crime'

    I think there could also definitely be a 12 mark question on ethnicity and crime, however.

    Mass Media
    Possible 4 markers:
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by monopoly'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by deviancy amplification'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by hyperreality'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by the hypodermic syringe model'

    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the mass media continue to reinforce stereotypes of women'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the content of the mass media is controlled by the government'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the mass media has a significant influence on society today'

    Social Inequality
    Possible 4 markers;
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by the glass ceiling'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by life chances'
    - 'Explain what sociologists mean by poverty trap/cycle/culture of deprivation'

    Possible 12 mark questions:
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that a person's gender is the main cause of inequality in society today'
    - 'Discuss how far sociologists would agree that the welfare state is beneficial'





    Obviously, these are only ideas based on looking at past papers, I do NOT know for sure what will come up so don't go by my word.

    If you have any idea what will come up in the 5 markers please let me know!
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    how did you find it
    OP guessed it judging on past papers.
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    how did you find it
    I just guessed haha, didn't know I'd be right though!
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    GOD BLESS U UR PREDICTIONS WERE CORRECT ILY xxx
    I can't believe I actually predicted right haha ! How was the exam for you? x
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    Bless you! Most of the predictions were right
    I can't believe I actually predicted right haha ! How was the exam for you? x
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    any idea for what will come up for power or crime?
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    Predicting what will come up is stupid in my opinion, it leads to people revising certain subjects and neglecting those other more tricky topics which people tend to not include in predictions. Albeit your predictions were correct but it's not like sociology in the first place is a hard GCSE, the exam is about testing your knowledge and not your ability to predict.
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    That exam was horrible completely got the preparing the children for work question wrong and the extended families one! Aargh
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    That exam was horrible completely got the preparing the children for work question wrong and the extended families one! Aargh
    How?
 
 
 
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