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Could anyone mark this 6 marker for sociology A level question for me please and tell me what I got. I really struggle with it at the minute so i'm trying to do more practice questions. BTW I didn't time myself. I think this took me a couple of minutes to write (maybe 10-15)

Outline three ways in which family life has become more symmetrical (6)

Family life has become more symmetrical. This is because gender roles have changed and in today’s society during childhood, children are socialised more symmetrical. This means that there is less stigma behind a man doing housework and a woman doing the bread winning. This has lead to the idea of the family being more symmetrical because households have become more symmetrical. This means that tasks are now shared more within the household, which is equal and more efficient.

Another reason is that men and women are more likely share leisure time together. In older societies after work, men would stereotypically go to the pub and then go home to eat dinner. However, this has now changed. Men and women today would spend their leisure time together or with their children on the weekends/afterwork. This shows that family is symmetrical, and women aren’t the ones who are doing all the domestic duties and they don’t usually have the dual burden like ferri and smith say. Moreover, they do not have to go without to make ends meet anymore.

Finally, there are things like the equal pay act put in place. This makes family more symmetrical because both men and women are getting (almost) the same pay and are both being the breadwinners in the family. This means that there is two incomes coming into the home. This makes family more symmetrical because women, who used to just be the child rearer and housewife, are now one of the breadwinners. This sets an example for younger generations to come and encourages them to also become a breadwinner.
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hey
its good probs looking at 5 if not full marks - obvs you can get a teacher to double check it
however, for a 6 marker, you do not need to write this much.. its just point, give an example and explain. it should only take you about 5-6 minutes to do
spending 10-15 minutes is what a 10 marker requires
so what u have written can easily be shortened down
Original post by miashnack
Could anyone mark this 6 marker for sociology A level question for me please and tell me what I got. I really struggle with it at the minute so i'm trying to do more practice questions. BTW I didn't time myself. I think this took me a couple of minutes to write (maybe 10-15)

Outline three ways in which family life has become more symmetrical (6)

Family life has become more symmetrical. This is because gender roles have changed and in today’s society during childhood, children are socialised more symmetrical. This means that there is less stigma behind a man doing housework and a woman doing the bread winning. This has lead to the idea of the family being more symmetrical because households have become more symmetrical. This means that tasks are now shared more within the household, which is equal and more efficient.

Another reason is that men and women are more likely share leisure time together. In older societies after work, men would stereotypically go to the pub and then go home to eat dinner. However, this has now changed. Men and women today would spend their leisure time together or with their children on the weekends/afterwork. This shows that family is symmetrical, and women aren’t the ones who are doing all the domestic duties and they don’t usually have the dual burden like ferri and smith say. Moreover, they do not have to go without to make ends meet anymore.

Finally, there are things like the equal pay act put in place. This makes family more symmetrical because both men and women are getting (almost) the same pay and are both being the breadwinners in the family. This means that there is two incomes coming into the home. This makes family more symmetrical because women, who used to just be the child rearer and housewife, are now one of the breadwinners. This sets an example for younger generations to come and encourages them to also become a breadwinner.

good paragraph but you can still get higher marks for writing way less than this, you'll run out of time in the exam if your write this much extra per question.
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Original post by znne56yu7
good paragraph but you can still get higher marks for writing way less than this, you'll run out of time in the exam if your write this much extra per question.

yes!! dont need to go into so much detail at all
just a basic explanation is fine
Original post by KA139
yes!! dont need to go into so much detail at all
just a basic explanation is fine

i learnt the heard way
Reply 5
Original post by znne56yu7
i learnt the heard way

aha same
i still tend to waffle in 20/30 markers causing me to run out of time
do you have the same problem or have you been able to 'fix' it
Original post by KA139
aha same
i still tend to waffle in 20/30 markers causing me to run out of time
do you have the same problem or have you been able to 'fix' it

i get 25% extra time in exams now which helps alot
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Original post by znne56yu7
i get 25% extra time in exams now which helps alot

ahhh yes that would help out massively
what units do u do
Original post by KA139
ahhh yes that would help out massively
what units do u do

dont know the real names for them but, crime, research methods, identities, youth culture and evidence, inequality and globilisation

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