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The questions are set out as follows:
(a) Explain a concept (in the item)
(2 marks)
Write 1 or 2 sentences using an example if it helps.
(b) Identify/describe/give 2 reasons (refers to item)
(4 marks)
Give 2 bullet points 1 or 2 sentences for each.
(c) Identify/suggest 3 reasons…

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June 2007 Explain what is meant by 'ascribed status'
January 2007 Explain what is meant by 'segregated conjugal roles'
June 2006 Explain what is meant by the 'patriarchal' family.
January 2006 Explain what is meant by 'serial monogamy'
June 2005 Explain what is meant by a "household"
January 2005 Explain…

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Note when it says this make sure that you do not repeat what is in the item as you
will not get any marks!
June 2001 Suggest two reasons why the information from the studies in Item B
might not give an accurate picture of couple relationships in Britain today.…

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January 2007 Identify and briefly explain two reasons why there are more loneparent
families now than in 1971.
June 2006 Identify and briefly explain two reasons for 'the rise of the nuclear family'
January 2006 Identify and briefly explain two reasons for the increase in the divorce
rate apart from…

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Never say "I think"!!
Opinion is not evidence so use the third person e.g "it could be argued" or "feminists
like Oakley suggest". When concluding you can say "most of the research indicates"
Never say "this proves" as there are always contrasting theories/evidence and you
can never fully prove…

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Using material from item () and elsewhere
June 2007 assess the functionalist contribution to our understanding of the family.
January 2007 assess sociological views of the relationship between the family and
June 2006 assess sociological explanations of the increase in the number of
divorces since the 1960s.
January 2006…

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Unit 2
The (a) question (2 marks)
explain what is meant by
June 2007 'social solidarity'
January 2007 'deferred gratification'
June 2006 'universalistic norms'
January 2006 'cultural capital'
June 2005 "streaming"
June 2004 "selffulfilling prophecy"
January 2004 "reproduction of class inequality"
June 2003 "hidden curriculum"
January 2003 "hidden curriculum"…

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January 2002 two "classlinked material factors external to the school" that may
affect pupils' attainment levels.
June 2001 two ways in which interactions between pupils and teachers may affect
attainment and/or behaviour.
January 2001 two educational reforms which might reduce "classbased differences
in educational achievement"

The (c) question (6 marks)…

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January 2007 two reasons which might explain why boys 'tend to do less well than
girls' in school.
June 2006 two reasons for ethnic differences in educational achievement, apart from
marketisation policies.
January 2006 two ways in which schooling in capitalist society may mirror the world
of work.
June 2005…


Manal Z


hey is there a mark scheme for this ?

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