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I don’t know if anyone could help me but I’m really struggling with what to learn for the higher sociology exam. My teacher hasn’t been useful as it was meant to be an elective class and we were only supposed to do the units but some of us are now doing the exam however he hasn’t taught us the course well and I’m struggling with what I’m supposed to be learning.

I know that I need to know the theories as well as strength and weaknesses. Research methods. Social mobility and two case studies as well as another social issue and case studies for that.

I have no clue about culture and identity and looking at past papers I don’t really know what I’d be doing with it.

If anyone could help with what I’m supposed to know that’d be great
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Hi, I am having the same issues with sociology and it is the subject which has been stressing me out the most. I asked my teacher to email me some revision material for the culture and identity section but she hasn't got back to me yet but when she does i'll try to help you as much as possible
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Thank you so much, I struggle with learning all the terminology and the theories. It’s the applying the theory to a culture or identity issue
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Hi, I am having the same issues with sociology and it is the subject which has been stressing me out the most. I asked my teacher to email me some revision material for the culture and identity section but she hasn't got back to me yet but when she does i'll try to help you as much as possible
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I'm really sorry but my teacher hasn't gotten back to be :/ and now I'm really worrying about this exam
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Hey it’s all good I have a check list of everything you need to know in unit 3 that I can send you? If you google them it literally gives you the answers for it, I’m sure you’ll do great in the exam 💕
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I'm really sorry but my teacher hasn't gotten back to be :/ and now I'm really worrying about this exam
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aw really that's so good! would you be able to send them to me? And thank you I'm sure you'll do great as well
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Hey it’s all good I have a check list of everything you need to know in unit 3 that I can send you? If you google them it literally gives you the answers for it, I’m sure you’ll do great in the exam 💕
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Human society (unit 1)

- Sociological perspectives, concepts and theories
- Features, strengths and weaknesses of structural and action perspectives
- Features, strengths, weaknesses of consensus and conflict theories, feminism, functionalism, Marxism, symbolic interactionism and weberism
- Similarities and differences between theories
- Common-sense and sociological approaches and the differences between them
- The research process in sociology: Theory, hypothesis, operationalisation, fieldwork, presentation of results
- research methods which tend to generate quantitative data, which must include: surveys, questionnaires, structured interviews and official statistics
- research methods which tend to generate qualitative data, which must include; unstructured interviews, participant observation, non-participant observation, case studies and focus groups
- strength and weaknesses of research methods used in sociology
- practical, ethical and theoretical criteria used to evaluate sociological research

Culture and identity (unit 2)

- Culture and identity
- labelling theory
- sociological concepts which must include: primary socialisation, secondary socialisation, identity, culture, subculture, diversity, power and status, prejudice and discrimination, giving examples
- The impact of socialisation on the formation of identity
- significance of power and status in terms of relationships, with reference to culture and subculture
- aspects of identity which must include both age and gender
- aspects of culture which must include high culture and popular culture
- sociological – relevant research and evidence for aspects of culture and identity, which must include at least two appropriate research studies:
1. The main findings and conclusions of Cohen, S (1972) Folk devils and moral panics. MacGibbon and Kee, London - to explain deviance within a subculture
2. One other research study, of the candidates choice, to explain aspects of culture and identity

Social Issues (Unit 3)

- social mobility
- Sociological research related to social mobility including:
1. Goldthorpe, J. H. (1972) Oxford mobility studies. Oxford University, Oxford
2. Blanden, J and Machin, S (2008) Up and down the generational income ladder in Britain: past changes and future prospects. National institution economic review, Sage publications
- A social issue other than social mobility, and two sociological research studies relating to the social issue

This is everything you need to know for the exam, I hope it helps
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aw really that's so good! would you be able to send them to me? And thank you I'm sure you'll do great as well
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(Original post by x_zaram_x)
I don’t know if anyone could help me but I’m really struggling with what to learn for the higher sociology exam. My teacher hasn’t been useful as it was meant to be an elective class and we were only supposed to do the units but some of us are now doing the exam however he hasn’t taught us the course well and I’m struggling with what I’m supposed to be learning.

I know that I need to know the theories as well as strength and weaknesses. Research methods. Social mobility and two case studies as well as another social issue and case studies for that.

I have no clue about culture and identity and looking at past papers I don’t really know what I’d be doing with it.

If anyone could help with what I’m supposed to know that’d be great
(Original post by Louisa_xox)
Hi, I am having the same issues with sociology and it is the subject which has been stressing me out the most. I asked my teacher to email me some revision material for the culture and identity section but she hasn't got back to me yet but when she does i'll try to help you as much as possible
Hope that the exam goes well for you tomorrow
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Thank you 💕
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Hope that the exam goes well for you tomorrow
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