AS SOCIOLOGY AQA - EDUCATION PAST PAPER QUESTIONS

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Education Past Paper Questions
2 Marks Explain what is meant by `material deprivation'. June 2013
Explain what is meant by the term `labelling'. January 2013
Explain what is meant by the `correspondence principle'. June 2012
Explain what is meant by the term `meritocracy'. January 2012
Explain what is meant by the term `immediate gratification'. June 2011
Explain what is meant by the term `cultural deprivation'. January 2011
Explain what is meant by the term `vocational' education. June 2010
Explain what is meant by the term `ethnocentric curriculum'. January 2010
Identify three government policies that may have reduced social
6 Marks June 2013
class differences in educational achievement.
Suggest three examples of ways in which school is organised that
January 2013
may be ethnocentric.
Suggest three criticisms that other sociologists may make of the
June 2012
functionalist view of the education system.
Suggest three factors within schools that may lead to the
educational under-achievement of pupils from some minority January 2012
ethnic groups.
Identify three policies that may promote the marketisation of
June 2011
education.
Identify three educational policies that may have contributed to
January 2011
social class differences in achievement.
Suggest three reasons for boys' educational under-achievement. June 2010
Suggest three ways in which Marxists see school as being similar
January 2010
to the world of work.
Outline some of the reasons why pupils form subcultures in
12 Marks June 2013
schools.
Outline some of the factors within the education system that may
January 2013
have contributed to improvements in girls' achievement.
Outline some of the ways in which government educational
policies may have affected social class differences in educational June 2012
achievement.
Outline some of the reasons for gender differences in subject
January 2012
choice.

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Outline some of the functions that the education system may
June 2011
perform.
Outline some of the ways in which factors outside the education
system have resulted in improved educational achievement for January 2011
girls.
Outline some of the ways in which cultural deprivation may lead
June 2010
to educational under-achievement for working-class pupils.
Outline some of the ways in which the labelling process may lead
January 2010
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