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aqa gcse sociology paper 2??

so i can't find a forum for sociology paper 2 that was today- so i wanted to ask ym how you found it? everyone in my school hated it, and a lot of people like on the internet hated it too- my teacher was even a bit skeptical about it. but i thought it was fine 😭😭 the only question i was a bit iffy on was the life expectancy one and that's about it really. what about you guys?

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Original post by itsadara
so i can't find a forum for sociology paper 2 that was today- so i wanted to ask ym how you found it? everyone in my school hated it, and a lot of people like on the internet hated it too- my teacher was even a bit skeptical about it. but i thought it was fine 😭😭 the only question i was a bit iffy on was the life expectancy one and that's about it really. what about you guys?

do you remember exactly what the life expectancy quesrion was
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Original post by daisykate23
do you remember exactly what the life expectancy quesrion was

it was linked to the data. it was basically telling you to identify and explain (couldve been describe i cant remember) a factor for the difference in life expectancy in the item. (women had higher life expectancy than men in the data)
Original post by itsadara
it was linked to the data. it was basically telling you to identify and explain (couldve been describe i cant remember) a factor for the difference in life expectancy in the item. (women had higher life expectancy than men in the data)

what did you write???
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Original post by sonigreendress
what did you write???

bro idk 💀 i spoke about expectations of women to like stay in the house and take care of themselves and the pressures of like the media to be healthy and do this and that so that kind of like over time makes them healthier??? since like they aren't exposed to the same health and beauty standards as men?? i really don't know 😭😭
Original post by itsadara
bro idk 💀 i spoke about expectations of women to like stay in the house and take care of themselves and the pressures of like the media to be healthy and do this and that so that kind of like over time makes them healthier??? since like they aren't exposed to the same health and beauty standards as men?? i really don't know 😭😭

literally TT it wasn't too bad for me either even the 12 markers but some the 4 markers (the 16-18 victims of crime one along with the life expectancy) kinda threw me off - was just yapping tbh. hope the rest of the exam was good for you and good luck with the rest of the exam season
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Original post by itsadara
so i can't find a forum for sociology paper 2 that was today- so i wanted to ask ym how you found it? everyone in my school hated it, and a lot of people like on the internet hated it too- my teacher was even a bit skeptical about it. but i thought it was fine 😭😭 the only question i was a bit iffy on was the life expectancy one and that's about it really. what about you guys?


for the life expectancy one i put about toxic masculinity and how men don’t tend to open up about heath problems (mental and physical) so are less likely to visit a doctor for health problems and won’t talk about mental health.
For the life expectancy one I wrote about the longer life expectancy for men and women in the south of the country rather than the north, rather than compare men and womens expectancy. Hope that was ok, it still seemed a valid point to make from the data 🤷*♀️
Original post by itsadara
so i can't find a forum for sociology paper 2 that was today- so i wanted to ask ym how you found it? everyone in my school hated it, and a lot of people like on the internet hated it too- my teacher was even a bit skeptical about it. but i thought it was fine 😭😭 the only question i was a bit iffy on was the life expectancy one and that's about it really. what about you guys?

I thought that paper 1 was much harder than paper 2 im still upset about it though as ive been getting grade 8s this whole time but im not sure if i will get it in my actual gcse's lollll. I liked the question on disability but i never learnt about pilot studies so that was a nasty shock
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Original post by itsadara
so i can't find a forum for sociology paper 2 that was today- so i wanted to ask ym how you found it? everyone in my school hated it, and a lot of people like on the internet hated it too- my teacher was even a bit skeptical about it. but i thought it was fine 😭😭 the only question i was a bit iffy on was the life expectancy one and that's about it really. what about you guys?
What did people write for the social construct 12 marker?
Original post by A!m33
What did people write for the social construct 12 marker?

i wrote that crime and deviance are socially constructed because acts only become criminal/deviant when labelled as such, and whether they are crimes/deviances depends on the reactions of others and who performs the act
also included becker by saying acts are only socially defined as criminal or deviant by the label placed on them

for against I wrote how crime results from the class structure in Marxist society rather than being socially defined. In other words, crime is a by-product of how capitalist society is structured. Because of the unequal stratification and opposing interests between the bourgeoisie/proletariat, crime is an inevitable outcome.
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Original post by sonigreendress
literally TT it wasn't too bad for me either even the 12 markers but some the 4 markers (the 16-18 victims of crime one along with the life expectancy) kinda threw me off - was just yapping tbh. hope the rest of the exam was good for you and good luck with the rest of the exam season

the pilot study 4 marker i was able to answer because my friend made me memorise it for no reason like 5 MINUTES before the exam so i was saved there 💀
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Original post by sonigreendress
i wrote that crime and deviance are socially constructed because acts only become criminal/deviant when labelled as such, and whether they are crimes/deviances depends on the reactions of others and who performs the act
also included becker by saying acts are only socially defined as criminal or deviant by the label placed on them
for against I wrote how crime results from the class structure in Marxist society rather than being socially defined. In other words, crime is a by-product of how capitalist society is structured. Because of the unequal stratification and opposing interests between the bourgeoisie/proletariat, crime is an inevitable outcome.

ohh thats such a valid point. i wrote about durkheim's "society of saints" and how even if there was a society where there was no crime, anomie, or deviance there would still be small things subconsciously considered as deviant- nothing in society has changed except the standards for the actions is just ridiculously high. so i said that deviance and crime is inevitable, and it's not socially constructed because it will always be there no matter how "perfect" a society may be. that was my disagree point, and then for agree i talked about becker and labelling.
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Original post by local.fridge
I thought that paper 1 was much harder than paper 2 im still upset about it though as ive been getting grade 8s this whole time but im not sure if i will get it in my actual gcse's lollll. I liked the question on disability but i never learnt about pilot studies so that was a nasty shock

i thought paper 2 was way harder than paper 1 😭 i found them both completely fine, but i definitely think paper 2 was harder for me personally
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Original post by itsadara
so i can't find a forum for sociology paper 2 that was today- so i wanted to ask ym how you found it? everyone in my school hated it, and a lot of people like on the internet hated it too- my teacher was even a bit skeptical about it. but i thought it was fine 😭😭 the only question i was a bit iffy on was the life expectancy one and that's about it really. what about you guys?

Thanks for answering my question about the 12 marker btw and I’m my opinion both papers were a bit horror I’ve sat all the past papers in my mocks and have gotten strong nines in all of them but these papers have shattered my confidence tbh and I genuinely feel like I’ve bombed it especially the 16-24,young people in crime,pilot study,underclass question.I can’t stop thinking about it really and I can’t quite gauge the grade boundary situation either as it’s 2 separate marks for the papers😭🙏
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Original post by A!m33
Thanks for answering my question about the 12 marker btw and I’m my opinion both papers were a bit horror I’ve sat all the past papers in my mocks and have gotten strong nines in all of them but these papers have shattered my confidence tbh and I genuinely feel like I’ve bombed it especially the 16-24,young people in crime,pilot study,underclass question.I can’t stop thinking about it really and I can’t quite gauge the grade boundary situation either as it’s 2 separate marks for the papers😭🙏

its really okay- don't worry about it 😭 because you can't change it now, and you'd be surprised at what they actually award marks to. my teacher always says to me that "just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean it's not right" so if you wrote something that doesn't make any sense, it might make sense to whoever's marking it so it really is subjective. if your average grades for sociology are really that high that i'm sure you'll still do well!! i'm predicted an 8, and i think i did around that or even better- but i didn't ace EVERY single question for sure. so, honestly you're gonna be okay and if anything i don't think you'll get less than an 8. just focus on the rest of the exams we have and you'll be fine 🫶
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Original post by itsadara
its really okay- don't worry about it 😭 because you can't change it now, and you'd be surprised at what they actually award marks to. my teacher always says to me that "just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean it's not right" so if you wrote something that doesn't make any sense, it might make sense to whoever's marking it so it really is subjective. if your average grades for sociology are really that high that i'm sure you'll still do well!! i'm predicted an 8, and i think i did around that or even better- but i didn't ace EVERY single question for sure. so, honestly you're gonna be okay and if anything i don't think you'll get less than an 8. just focus on the rest of the exams we have and you'll be fine 🫶

Thank you so much x wishing you all the best as well💙
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Original post by itsadara
so i can't find a forum for sociology paper 2 that was today- so i wanted to ask ym how you found it? everyone in my school hated it, and a lot of people like on the internet hated it too- my teacher was even a bit skeptical about it. but i thought it was fine 😭😭 the only question i was a bit iffy on was the life expectancy one and that's about it really. what about you guys?


that paper was so bad
Original post by Natalie3083
For the life expectancy one I wrote about the longer life expectancy for men and women in the south of the country rather than the north, rather than compare men and womens expectancy. Hope that was ok, it still seemed a valid point to make from the data 🤷*♀️

this was what i went for
Original post by itsadara
so i can't find a forum for sociology paper 2 that was today- so i wanted to ask ym how you found it? everyone in my school hated it, and a lot of people like on the internet hated it too- my teacher was even a bit skeptical about it. but i thought it was fine 😭😭 the only question i was a bit iffy on was the life expectancy one and that's about it really. what about you guys?

What did you write for the pilot study one we never learnt it so our full class missed out the question
4 marks gone down the drain 😭

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