What do you think of my answers for 2018 AQA A LEVEL SOCIOLOGY - PAPER 1

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A bit worried about my exam - I've up a few of the answers I could remember from what i wrote. Please do read them and let me known what you think of them & also discuss yours.

4 marker -

League tables - Encourage schools to covertly 'select in' pupils they think will get better exam results (tough and brookes) - more likely to elect M/C pupils.

MC parent use their economic capital to send their children to better schools. Move into the catchment area of popular school leaving WC parents with little choice.


6 marker -

Introduction of course work (Gorard) - girls do better as they mature earlier, spend more time on school work etc.

Girls more likely to read - better literacy skills than boys

Girls have aspirations (E.g Doctor) require more academic effort than those of boys (E.g footballer)


10 marker -

Bowles & Gintis - Correspondence principle & hidden curriculum to create a obedient workforce to be exploited by capitalism. Evaluated with Davis & Moore (functionalist sociologists) Role allocation.

Althusser - The ideological state apparatus. Socializes pupils into false class consciousness (fatality of their situation) preventing revolution. Evaluated with Paul Willis (learning to labour) study about anti school subculture who reject the indoctrination of capitalist ideas.


30 marker -

Intro

Para 1 - external factor - material deprivation evaluated it with parental aspirations (Bengali women more likely to be from BME backgrounds however are more likely to go to uni than white women)

Para 2 - external factor - cultural deprivation working class subcultures - fatality of their situation, low value on education, Douglas & parents evening. Evaluate it with keddie (myth of cultural deprivation), parents might feel inferior to the MC dominated system.

Para 3 - internal factors - labelling (Becker & ideal pupil) evaluated it with it being deterministic (fuller)

Para 4 - internal/external both - pupil identities. Formed outside school by socialisation and then conflict with school habitus (Archer - Nike identities) Evaluated with the fact that the education system is not purposely conflicting.

Conclusion - cannot separated it. Education is a social institution within society (existing paradigm). e.g pupils label pupils by preconceptions they hold due to their socialisation or class background external to school yet has internal effects.


20 marker -

Intro - Define participant observation, Interpretivism - qualitative data etc

Para 1 - Practical advantage - Covert could possibly be the only way to gain access to these young people. Done any other way Gate keepers (E.g headteacher) may object as it may reflect badly on their school.

Para 2 - However a practical disadvantage - Long and expensive - possibly become a teaching assistant for covert as they're an adult. However they'll need training (esp if the children are violent and aggressive for example to restrain them) and DBS.

Para 3 - Ethical disadvantage - To reduce social desirability bias/ Hawthorne effect the research will need to go covert. Involves deception and no consent.

Para 3 - Theoretical advantage - Allows research to build rapport - investigate overlooked areas.

Para 4 - Theoretical disadvantage - Power and status difference between young people and adults. Pupils may not open up fully to the adult (social desirability bias).

Conclusion - Ethical concerns overweight the practical and theoretical advantages as it involves a vulnerable populations.

(missed out so many things arrrgh)


10 marker -

Postmodernists - society has become diverse and fragmented therefore can no longer be studied as a whole. Social order and stability has been undermined by doubt and uncertainty. Social facts (Durkheim), value consensus and collective conscience no longer exist. End of Social - Giddens. Individualization (Lyotard) - people free to pick and mix their identities by consumerism etc.


Marxists - Conflict theory between proletariat and Bourgeoisie unlike the social solidarity shown in functionalism. In reference to Marx. Conflict caused inequality. (I said something else but forgot that)


Roughly what would you mark me out of? /80
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(Original post by Motivation101)
A bit worried about my exam - I've up a few of the answers I could remember from what i wrote. Please do read them and let me known what you think of them & also discuss yours.

4 marker -

League tables - Encourage schools to covertly 'select in' pupils they think will get better exam results (tough and brookes) - more likely to elect M/C pupils.

MC parent use their economic capital to send their children to better schools. Move into the catchment area of popular school leaving WC parents with little choice.


6 marker -

Introduction of course work (Gorard) - girls do better as they mature earlier, spend more time on school work etc.

Girls more likely to read - better literacy skills than boys

Girls have aspirations (E.g Doctor) require more academic effort than those of boys (E.g footballer)


10 marker -

Bowles & Gintis - Correspondence principle & hidden curriculum to create a obedient workforce to be exploited by capitalism. Evaluated with Davis & Moore (functionalist sociologists) Role allocation.

Althusser - The ideological state apparatus. Socializes pupils into false class consciousness (fatality of their situation) preventing revolution. Evaluated with Paul Willis (learning to labour) study about anti school subculture who reject the indoctrination of capitalist ideas.


30 marker -

Intro

Para 1 - external factor - material deprivation evaluated it with parental aspirations (Bengali women more likely to be from BME backgrounds however are more likely to go to uni than white women)

Para 2 - external factor - cultural deprivation working class subcultures - fatality of their situation, low value on education, Douglas & parents evening. Evaluate it with keddie (myth of cultural deprivation), parents might feel inferior to the MC dominated system.

Para 3 - internal factors - labelling (Becker & ideal pupil) evaluated it with it being deterministic (fuller)

Para 4 - internal/external both - pupil identities. Formed outside school by socialisation and then conflict with school habitus (Archer - Nike identities) Evaluated with the fact that the education system is not purposely conflicting.

Conclusion - cannot separated it. Education is a social institution within society (existing paradigm). e.g pupils label pupils by preconceptions they hold due to their socialisation or class background external to school yet has internal effects.


20 marker -

Intro - Define participant observation, Interpretivism - qualitative data etc

Para 1 - Practical advantage - Covert could possibly be the only way to gain access to these young people. Done any other way Gate keepers (E.g headteacher) may object as it may reflect badly on their school.

Para 2 - However a practical disadvantage - Long and expensive - possibly become a teaching assistant for covert as they're an adult. However they'll need training (esp if the children are violent and aggressive for example to restrain them) and DBS.

Para 3 - Ethical disadvantage - To reduce social desirability bias/ Hawthorne effect the research will need to go covert. Involves deception and no consent.

Para 3 - Theoretical advantage - Allows research to build rapport - investigate overlooked areas.

Para 4 - Theoretical disadvantage - Power and status difference between young people and adults. Pupils may not open up fully to the adult (social desirability bias).

Conclusion - Ethical concerns overweight the practical and theoretical advantages as it involves a vulnerable populations.

(missed out so many things arrrgh)


10 marker -

Postmodernists - society has become diverse and fragmented therefore can no longer be studied as a whole. Social order and stability has been undermined by doubt and uncertainty. Social facts (Durkheim), value consensus and collective conscience no longer exist. End of Social - Giddens. Individualization (Lyotard) - people free to pick and mix their identities by consumerism etc.


Marxists - Conflict theory between proletariat and Bourgeoisie unlike the social solidarity shown in functionalism. In reference to Marx. Conflict caused inequality. (I said something else but forgot that)


Roughly what would you mark me out of? /80
For the 10 marker it said in the item capitalism needs to ensure that the workers don't rebel. I put the myth of meritocracy brainwashes people into passively accepting their fate so they blame themselves for not working hard instead of blaming capitalism. Evaluated with parsons and how meritocracy exists eg particulistic and universalistic skills. Does this look good?. But overall for your paper i would say you got that A probs 67/80
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Hi I have a mock and I was wondering if you remember the questions for the 2018 paper? I need it ASAP thanks.
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