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OCR A-level Sociology Paper 2 (H580/02) - 4th June 2024 [Exam Chat]

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OCR A Level Sociology Paper 2 (H580/02) - 4th June 2024 [Exam Chat]

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Date/Time: Tuesday 4th Jun 2024/ AM
Length: 2h 15m
(edited 2 months ago)

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Reply 1
Any predictions for paper 2 y’all ? I’m suspecting age 😭
Reply 2
Hi any listed predictions for Paper 2 Inequalities?
Original post by minaykkk
Hi any listed predictions for Paper 2 Inequalities?

my predictions for 20 marker is gender with work and employment, gender inequal still exists (general), age affecting life chances or class inequality still exists (general) !!!!! i looked at all the past paper questions and those are the ones that have never come up, ethnicity comes up the most tho

not sure about the 40 markers!!!!
can someone please explain what section A questions are based on / how they're structured? my teachers r useless and there is no help online thanksss
Reply 5
Original post by beguine
Any predictions for paper 2 y’all ? I’m suspecting age 😭

age came up i the 2022 paper as a 20 marker and in the 2020 paper as a 40 marker so not too sure if it would come up again as a big marker like a 40
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Reply 6
Original post by nmitiiii20
can someone please explain what section A questions are based on / how they're structured? my teachers r useless and there is no help online thanksss

the section A questions are usually based on 2 sources (source A and source B) these are generally either quantitative or qualitative sources mainly one of each, you'll get asked 4 questions based around research methods E.G. questionnaires, longitudinal studies, PERVER etc and the sources. these questions come in a path of 4,6,10 and 25 however, in the 2018 paper for example this wasn't the same markers with all of them source based (E.G. with reference to source A.....). you are going to need sociologists as some questions may be about topics based on paper 1 for example but most of the time it will be based around data. this is quite a lotof information but if you have any other questions i can do my best to help :smile:
for the 20 marker for section b, do you think it might be something so specific, like social class differences in education?
Original post by lunaaaaaaaa12345
for the 20 marker for section b, do you think it might be something so specific, like social class differences in education?

it’s never been that specific before. considering the OCR textbook breaks each of the sections down into life chances, work & employment, income & wealth, poverty and social mobility i think it’s more likely to be one of those, but technically anything is possible
Original post by fieldofivy
it’s never been that specific before. considering the OCR textbook breaks each of the sections down into life chances, work & employment, income & wealth, poverty and social mobility i think it’s more likely to be one of those, but technically anything is possible

thank you so much for the help! also, could the question for the 40 marker be something like 'feminist views of social class inequality'. if it is, what would be your sociologists?
Original post by lunaaaaaaaa12345
thank you so much for the help! also, could the question for the 40 marker be something like 'feminist views of social class inequality'. if it is, what would be your sociologists?
yes definitely could be! since it’s linked to class i would probably look at feminists that talk about work/employment etc, although it’s difficult bc they’re not huge on class inequality in general .

for AO1 id probably consider Abbott/Roberts, Duncombe & Marsden, Oakley, Walby, Barron and Norris & Bruegel/Benston

for AO3 - Weber, Davis & Moore, Rastogi, Hakim, Parsons, Schlafly & POMO (Pakulski and Waters, maybe)

I think there’s a few different ways you could approach that specific question too but personally i’d take more of a women being disadvantaged vs women not being disadvantaged approach
Original post by fieldofivy
yes definitely could be! since it’s linked to class i would probably look at feminists that talk about work/employment etc, although it’s difficult bc they’re not huge on class inequality in general .
for AO1 id probably consider Abbott/Roberts, Duncombe & Marsden, Oakley, Walby, Barron and Norris & Bruegel/Benston
for AO3 - Weber, Davis & Moore, Rastogi, Hakim, Parsons, Schlafly & POMO (Pakulski and Waters, maybe)
I think there’s a few different ways you could approach that specific question too but personally i’d take more of a women being disadvantaged vs women not being disadvantaged approach

thank you so much for the help
do you guys think the 40 marker can be on males specifically?
Original post by lunaaaaaaaa12345
do you guys think the 40 marker can be on males specifically?

I see a possibility of a question about male inequality as 20 marker which you can then provide statistics/facts/figures but as a 40 marker I think they would look at female inequalities rather than male due to their not being as much supporting arguments compared to females
What are you guys thinking about Section B? Any tips for research methods too?
Original post by revision52
What are you guys thinking about Section B? Any tips for research methods too?

For the 25 marker, I would say do 5 paragraphs. Paragraph one- Validity
Paragraph two- Representativeness
Ect
Would it be risky not revising age and just the other inequalities seeing as age has come up quite a bit?
Original post by jadaantonia
Would it be risky not revising age and just the other inequalities seeing as age has come up quite a bit?
I’d suggest revising age and not the one that came up the previous year, for instance last year ethnic inequalities appeared as the 20 marker however in the previous 3 years the 40 markers have been on social class. It’s totally up to you and do what you think is necessary and capable of
can someone please help me with age inequalities for parkin. I dont understand his concept of negatively privileged groups
Original post by jadaantonia
For the 25 marker, I would say do 5 paragraphs. Paragraph one- Validity
Paragraph two- Representativeness
Ect

for the 25 marker you only need 2 paragraphs of strengths of the method and 2 paragraphs of the weakeness of the method

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