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A-level Sociology Study Group 2022

Welcome to the A-level Sociology Study Group! :woo:

This is where you can chat to others students taking your subject as you prepare for your A-level exams this summer

What can I do in these groups?

Almost anything! If you need help with a certain topic, want to rant about something you are struggling with or just want to support other students who are trying to prepare, this is the place for you. We want these to be a useful place for everyone no matter what you're looking for! :smile:

What can't I do in these groups?

Asking or offering copyright papers is against our site rules, and so is taking conversation off-site to do these things. Any posts doing this will be removed. That's the only rule :naughty:

Ice Breaker questions if you want to use them!

> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)

> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?

> What areas are you struggling with a little?

> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

Specifications:

AQA - Sociology 7192

OCR- Sociology H580

WJEC - Sociology

Advance Information



Also, check out everything you need to know about your AQA Sociology exam with our handy guide.

Good luck with the next few months. Remember, ask for help, support where you can and together we can do this! :yes:
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Keeping this space for a list of resources or study tools that are recommended in this thread:
Joining for AS :hello:
Original post by rosy_posy
Joining for AS :hello:

Welcome :smile:

How are you finding the course so far?
Original post by Evil Homer
Welcome :smile:

How are you finding the course so far?

I'm enjoying it, looking forward to the Crime and Deviance topic :smile:
Hi everyone!

Hope your studies are going well! This is just a quick reminder that the exams’ additional information is due to be released soon, so keep an eye out for updates about which topics your exams will be focused on.

What topics would you like to see come up this year? Is there anything that you hope won’t make it onto the paper? Do let us know!

Best of luck with your revision!

MP :smile:
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Original post by Mythical Pingu
Hi everyone!

Hope your studies are going well! This is just a quick reminder that the exams’ additional information is due to be released soon, so keep an eye out for updates about which topics your exams will be focused on.

What topics would you like to see come up this year? Is there anything that you hope won’t make it onto the paper? Do let us know!

Best of luck with your revision!

MP :smile:

Its been released!!
https://linksharing.samsungcloud.com/jYbWsJGNyX2l

How are you feeling about the Advance Information? Have a look at our Official Thread where exam boards will be checking in and answering questions: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7166014

MP :smile:
Hi everyone,

The Advanced Information for exams is out now! Take a look at our TSR Advance Information Megathread for more information and advice. We also have exam boards taking student questions in the thread. Have a look - it's a great opportunity to make sure you understand what you need to revise and put you in a good position to do well in your exams.

Advance Information



Also, check out everything you need to know about your AQA Sociology exam with our handy guide.

Good luck :smile:
Hii does anyone have a question plan showing how how to structure the question and the different sub topics I could use for: A theory and methods 20 mark question on marxism, social action theories and functionalism.
For Component One the 35 marker on family and education will a theory always come up? Theories as in: Func, Mx, Fem, PM and NRR.

What is the point of revising conjugal roles and childhood, if the pattern from all the past paper exams would have a family theory as one of the options?
Hi there is anyone doing OCR a level sociology? I’m currently a first year student studying Sociology and I’m finding it extremely difficult. I just don’t seem to understand it. We have finished the Socialisation, culture and identity topic and we are now on Families and relationships. I don’t know if I’m using the wrong methods or my notes are just not good enough. I’m trying to find good notes to revise from however all that I can find are related to the AQA exam board and not OCR. If someone would like to share their tips or even their revision notes, it would be much appreciated!!
Original post by Hellothere986515
Hi there is anyone doing OCR a level sociology? I’m currently a first year student studying Sociology and I’m finding it extremely difficult. I just don’t seem to understand it. We have finished the Socialisation, culture and identity topic and we are now on Families and relationships. I don’t know if I’m using the wrong methods or my notes are just not good enough. I’m trying to find good notes to revise from however all that I can find are related to the AQA exam board and not OCR. If someone would like to share their tips or even their revision notes, it would be much appreciated!!

I'm doing OCR too you are the first person I've come across that isn't doing AQA! I can do my best to give you some tips, just drop me a message and I will reply when I can (sorry, slow replies are likely!) :smile:
Original post by Rach2712
I'm doing OCR too you are the first person I've come across that isn't doing AQA! I can do my best to give you some tips, just drop me a message and I will reply when I can (sorry, slow replies are likely!) :smile:

Hi there, Thank you so much for replying!! I’m so sorry, just saw your reply now and I’m not able to send you a private message as I’m new to this app:frown: Anyways, how you finding the course?
Original post by Hellothere986515
Hi there is anyone doing OCR a level sociology? I’m currently a first year student studying Sociology and I’m finding it extremely difficult. I just don’t seem to understand it. We have finished the Socialisation, culture and identity topic and we are now on Families and relationships. I don’t know if I’m using the wrong methods or my notes are just not good enough. I’m trying to find good notes to revise from however all that I can find are related to the AQA exam board and not OCR. If someone would like to share their tips or even their revision notes, it would be much appreciated!!

Heyy im also doing OCR a level sociology and in first year, i have had all A's in my mocks so far so if u need any tips u can pm me. personally what i did was make online flashcards for each topic once i finished throughout the year and so i dont need to make them right before exmas, I made like a list off all the theorists i need to remeber and also made mindmaps of each theories perpectives on different aspects, for exmaple the functionalist perspective on traditional gender roles. Once u have most of the theorists and conent memorised just do a bunch load of past exam questions they really help. My main struggle is the timings so i try do be strict with how long i have to answer and plan questions. hope this helped :smile:
Don't forget to check out the A-level Exam Discussions thread to find your exams and see what other people are saying!

MP :smile:
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Hi everyone,

I’ve noticed that you’ve posted recently in the Sociology forum and wanted so say hello! I wanted to show you some of the most useful threads on site at the moment to help you with your revision.

Want to talk about your specific exam? Check out these threads and talk to other students studying now.

AQA Sociology Paper 1

AQA Sociology Paper 2

AQA Sociology Paper 3

Looking for another exam? Find yours on the A-level Exam Thread Directory

Let me know if there’s anything you need extra support with.

Cheers,

Mythical Pingu

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Hey I’m doing ocr sociology im in year 13, I found it interesting in year 12 but it was hard, I made loads and loads of notes all throughout year 12
Original post by Chantal_
Heyy im also doing OCR a level sociology and in first year, i have had all A's in my mocks so far so if u need any tips u can pm me. personally what i did was make online flashcards for each topic once i finished throughout the year and so i dont need to make them right before exmas, I made like a list off all the theorists i need to remeber and also made mindmaps of each theories perpectives on different aspects, for exmaple the functionalist perspective on traditional gender roles. Once u have most of the theorists and conent memorised just do a bunch load of past exam questions they really help. My main struggle is the timings so i try do be strict with how long i have to answer and plan questions. hope this helped :smile:


Can you help me too? I am giving exams for CAIE 9699, can't find many resources but I think topics for all boards are similar, please help
Original post by Mc12907
Hey I’m doing ocr sociology im in year 13, I found it interesting in year 12 but it was hard, I made loads and loads of notes all throughout year 12

Can you send me some notes?

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