A-level Sociology paper 2 (AQA) 2019 unofficial markscheme

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Without further ado, here is the unofficial mark scheme for Paper 2: Topics in Sociology.
Because of the sheer number of units in this paper, I would really appreciate if people could post about their units if something is missing.
Thanks everyone :jumphug:

Topic A1: Culture and Identity
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1) Two ways individuals are socialised into national identity. (10)
2) Two ways agencies of socialisation create uncertainty over identity. (10)
3) Evaluate sociological contributions to our understanding of mass culture. (20)


Topic A2: Families and Households
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4- Describe the ways that an ageing population may lead to policies affecting families and households (10)
I covered the increasing age or retirement, and how a person is no longer required to retire at 65 with new policies, meaning that they can be breadwinners for longer.
For the second point, I focused on ageism and the equality act, which prevents age discrimination, meaning children of the family do not have to become breadwinners because the elderly cannot provide (though this is probably wrong lol)
5- Analyse the effects of marriage and divorce on the experience of childhood (10)
Covered Jenks and single-parent families (divorce)
Gay couples and children growing up in a more egalitarian household with joint conjugal roles
6- Evaluate the feminist expanitions of the role of the family (20)
For:
Dobash and Dobash- Domestic abuse
Dunscombe and Marsden- triple shift
Against:
Zaretsky- family as a shelter from the capitalist world
Parsons- instrumental and expressive roles

Extra contribution by Owenkearney
1) radical feminism
2) liberal
3) Marxist
4) evaluate using functionalist

Topic A3: Health
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7- Two ways health professionals contribute to the construction of health + illness (10)

8- Two ways the global health industry may affect people's health (10)

9- Evaluate gender differences in health chances and health care (20)


Topic A4: Work, Poverty and Welfare
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10- Outline and explain 2 ways that worklessness may be caused by social/ structural inequalities between classes (10)

11- Analyse 2 effects of the social democratic approach to welfare provision. (10)

12- Evaluate explanations of the impact of technology on the labour process (20)



Topic B1: Beliefs in Society
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13- Outline and explain 2 ways that the Church can be a conservative force (10)
traditional values and maintaining status quo

para 1: reinforces status quo (Marxism) & reinforces value consensus (functionalist)
14- Analyse how globalisation may affect the extent of secularisation (10)
2 points directly from the item and evaluated for e.g
1)rationalisation; Weber
2)fundamentalism; Iran for e.g


para 1: rationalisation globally due to technology & para 2; fundamentalism as a response


15- Evaluate explanations of the relationship between gender and religious practices/beliefs (20)
evidence of patriarchy for e.g sacred texts/places of worship/religious organisations/different socialisation

Religion is patriarchal in Western & global society, however can be empowering, women seek it for comfort etc, then women also moving more into New Age as well - conclusion evaluating the extent of patriarchy in religion & why women are into religion


Topic B2: Global Development
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16- Outline and explain 2 ways globalisation may affect global inequalities (10)
17- Analyse 2 ways war and conflict may affect the process of development (10)
18- Evaluate explanations of the role of TNCs in development (20)


Topic B3: The Media
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19) Two ways new media helps contribute to challenging stereotypical media protrayals of women. (10)
20) Two impacts the output of media has on audiences (10)
21) Evaluat the view that selection and presentation of the news are ideologically biased. (20)


Topic B4: Stratification and Differentiation
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22- Outline and explain 2 ways that class structure can affect social mobility (10)
So I said how high-skilled migrants coming into the UK can create a larger middle class, preventing mobility for native workers
The second point is quite tenuous, but bear with me!
I looked at the new Oxbridge access schemes, which take working-class and disadvantaged pupils into a middle-class institution (changing the structure), and allowing them to join the middle classes.
Really doubt I am getting marks for that :facepalm:
23- Analyse 2 problems with occupation being used as a measure of social class (10)
Giddens- 'class' should be measured by consumption patterns
Using occupation as a measure of class is only a snapshot in time
24- Analyse the idea that Social Class is the dominant factor when looking at people's life chances today (20)
For
Marx- workers feeling alienated, poor life expectancy etc. (compared with Bourgeoisie life chances)
Weber- Class is the most important, with social mobility changing peoples life chances
Against
Giddens (again lol)- class is in terminal decline, should not be used as a measure. Use consumption patterns instead!
Oakley- Feminism should be seen as more important, with the glass ceiling etc.
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Hey ! Is there a little no I’m supposed to click can’t see anything except your message 😊
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Hey guys!

I'll update the OP in a second (need to get to my computer), but this is the unofficial markscheme for AQA A level paper 2!
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Hey ! Is there a little no I’m supposed to click can’t see anything except your message 😊
I've not updated it yet
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can i help with this? did you do families and beliefs?
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an absolutely disgusting paper
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what did everyone put for family and beliefs
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can i help with this? did you do families and beliefs?
I can do families but helping with beliefs would really be appreciated, thank you
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I can do families but helping with beliefs would really be appreciated, thank you
beliefs
1) 10 marker, chuch is a conservative force; traditional values and maintaining status quo
2) 2 points directly from the item and evaluated for e.g 1)rationalisation; weber 2)fundamentalism; iran for e.g
3) evidence of patriarchy for e.g sacred texts/places of worship/religious orgs/different socialisation not sure what else i wrote her

family
1) extend age of retirement / tax+pensions / welfare benefits
2) 2 points directly from the item and evaluated for e.g 1)lone parent famillies 2)step famillies (cos of remarriages)
3)feminism - liberal/radical/difference/marxism
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i wrote ageing population means childcare is available by grandparents so children centres are getting shut down.
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me too!
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i wrote ageing population means childcare is available by grandparents so children centres are getting shut down.
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For the first family one I was going to do welfare state but panicked! I did minimum wage helping children care for their elderly parents financially, and the child tax credit encouraging people to have children to alleviate an ageing pop but it's probs wrong.
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beliefs
1) 10 marker, chuch is a conservative force; traditional values and maintaining status quo
2) 2 points directly from the item and evaluated for e.g 1)rationalisation; weber 2)fundamentalism; iran for e.g
3) evidence of patriarchy for e.g sacred texts/places of worship/religious orgs/different socialisation not sure what else i wrote her

family
1) extend age of retirement / tax+pensions / welfare benefits
2) 2 points directly from the item and evaluated for e.g 1)lone parent famillies 2)step famillies (cos of remarriages)
3)feminism - liberal/radical/difference/marxism
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I'm just updating the OP now everyone, hopefully won't be too long :grouphugs:
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Would it be possible for you to write out the full questions for these please?? Thank you
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beliefs
1) 10 marker, chuch is a conservative force; traditional values and maintaining status quo
2) 2 points directly from the item and evaluated for e.g 1)rationalisation; weber 2)fundamentalism; iran for e.g
3) evidence of patriarchy for e.g sacred texts/places of worship/religious orgs/different socialisation not sure what else i wrote her

family
1) extend age of retirement / tax+pensions / welfare benefits
2) 2 points directly from the item and evaluated for e.g 1)lone parent famillies 2)step famillies (cos of remarriages)
3)feminism - liberal/radical/difference/marxism
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Would it be possible for you to write out the full questions for these please?? Thank you
Please remember that we do not have access to the paper and are trying to recite the questions from memory so recall may not be 100% :hugs:
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Please remember that we do not have access to the paper and are trying to recite the questions from memory so recall may not be 100% :hugs:
Yeah of course don't worry, I just want a rough idea about what the questions were asking. Thank you
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Yeah of course don't worry, I just want a rough idea about what the questions were asking. Thank you
I've put up the questions I did earlier, just going to put the answers in now. Again wording is not 100% but I hope it helps
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Thank you so much, I really appreciate it xx

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I've put up the questions I did earlier, just going to put the answers in now. Again wording is not 100% but I hope it helps
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Thank you so much, I really appreciate it xx
No problem! Hope it all went well
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The OP is updated everybody! Please feel free to check it out and contribute
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The OP is updated everybody! Please feel free to check it out and contribute
wait whattt i thought you were supposed to talk about radical/liberal/marxist/difference feminists for the 20 marker? theres a page in the textbook in family that has this??? is it wrong
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