OCR A Level Sociology H580 5th, 13th, 15th June [Official Exam Discussion Thread]

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I see a lot of AQA threads for sociology and none of OCR so I decided to make one

Component 1: Socialisation, Culture and Identity (5th June 2018)
  • Family and Relationships
  • Youth Subculture
  • Media

Component 2: Researching and understanding social inequalities (13th June)

Component 3: Debates in contemporary society (15th June)

Section A: Globalisation and the digital social world

Section B:
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Education
  • Religion, belief and faith

How do you guys feel about the exams coming up?
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That's so true that there's hardly any for OCR Sociology. I feel pretty confident about paper 1 because it's the simplest to understand imo. Paper 2 and 3 is alright too, but just sooooo much to remember. I feel like you can't really waffle in those papers to get a few extra marks, but with paper 1 you can a bit. I wonder what questions are gonna come up. I feel like age is the worst out of ethnicity, gender and class but I have a strong feeling it's gonna end up as one of the 40 markers lol but tbh anything can come up.
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(Original post by abloominglotus)
That's so true that there's hardly any for OCR Sociology. I feel pretty confident about paper 1 because it's the simplest to understand imo. Paper 2 and 3 is alright too, but just sooooo much to remember. I feel like you can't really waffle in those papers to get a few extra marks, but with paper 1 you can a bit. I wonder what questions are gonna come up. I feel like age is the worst out of ethnicity, gender and class but I have a strong feeling it's gonna end up as one of the 40 markers lol but tbh anything can come up.
I'm quiet worried that I won't have time to do the 40 marker since you have to write a lot (around 4 to 5 pages depending on your handwriting size) really quickly, the easiest topic for me is research methods I don't have to remember any theorist names or theories
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I'm quiet worried that I won't have time to do the 40 marker since you have to write a lot (around 4 to 5 pages depending on your handwriting size) really quickly, the easiest topic for me is research methods I don't have to remember any theorist names or theories
I have the same problem about timing. My teacher told me that it's probably best to start with the 40 marker, so I think I'm gonna do that for the exam And yeah, RM doesn't require any theorists or studies thank God lol
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What do you guys think will come up as the 40 marker? I really hope it’s not age 😭
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Any predictions?
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Could be literally anything unfortunately as last year was the first year of spec - was it class last year or am I remembering that wrong? I'm with you though, age is definitely the worse so you've just got to hope if it does come up everybody doesn't do as well and the grade boundaries are slightly lower.
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What do you guys think will come up as the 40 marker? I really hope it’s not age 😭
Agree there's nothing to talk about if they have a 40 marker question on age that I woulld just use contemporary examples

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Any predictions?
OCR already released the AS Level exam for sociology of this year but only teachers can have access to it ask your teacher for it via email the questions will probably give you an idea of the questions the may pop up for the A level exam

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Could be literally anything unfortunately as last year was the first year of spec - was it class last year or am I remembering that wrong? I'm with you though, age is definitely the worse so you've just got to hope if it does come up everybody doesn't do as well and the grade boundaries are slightly lower.
Actually last year's exams wasn't that bad I did a mock on it and I got a E (paper 1 that I did horrible at) C (paper 2) and C (paper 3) which is a D overall

I just hope that it's even better (But at the same time I still hope for lower grade boundaries)
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I feel alright with paper 1 and paper 3 but I'm really worried about paper 2. Research Methods is alright but the inequalities sections is awful. I hate the 40 markers with a passion.
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I feel alright with paper 1 and paper 3 but I'm really worried about paper 2. Research Methods is alright but the inequalities sections is awful. I hate the 40 markers with a passion.
True, for a 40 marker you have to write really fast with a lot and I mean a lot of writing my teacher says about 4-5 pages (2-3 double sided)
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True, for a 40 marker you have to write really fast with a lot and I mean a lot of writing my teacher says about 4-5 pages (2-3 double sided)
I'm alright doing them in class with my notes timing wise I just can't remember enough!😂
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I’m okay with the 40 marker in paper 2 but I find the one in paper 3 much harder! Maybe because our class didn’t get to practise them as much
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I’m okay with the 40 marker in paper 2 but I find the one in paper 3 much harder! Maybe because our class didn’t get to practise them as much
That's good, oh i totally forgot that there's also a 40 marker on paper 3 need to do more of that as well

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I'm alright doing them in class with my notes timing wise I just can't remember enough!😂
Same! especially theorists and the dates are the worst
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Same! especially theorists and the dates are the worst
You dont need to know the dates though ?
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You don't need to know the dates though?
You don't? OK, that's good

Can't believe it's only 5 days left!
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I know!! Quite terrified tbh
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You don't? OK, that's good

Can't believe it's only 5 days left!
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Anyone got any predictions about what's gonna come up tomorrow?
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Anyone got any predictions about what's gonna come up tomorrow?
I think last years 24 mark on Family was nuclear family & Marxism. I hope ours would be as easy as that
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I think last years 24 mark on Family was nuclear family & Marxism. I hope ours would be as easy as that
How did you find the exam? Loved the 6 marker, the 12 marker was OK and the 20 marker I didn't know what to say

For the 12 marker in families was good, the 16 marker was OK and the 24 marker was brilliant
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(Original post by Starlight15)
How did you find the exam? Loved the 6 marker, the 12 marker was OK and the 20 marker I didn't know what to say

For the 12 marker in families was good, the 16 marker was OK and the 24 marker was brilliant
The age and disability questions confused me but I was able to find some ok points for the age one even though they didn’t have many theorists.

Also I did the youth subculture section and those questions were really good.
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