A Level Exam

The A-Leve Sociology Exam consists of three exam papers each is 2 hours in length and worth 80 marks. The papers are equally weighted so are worth 33% of your final grade.


Paper 1Paper 2Paper 3
Topics Education

Theory and Methods

Methods in Context
Yr1 Topics:
Family and households
Culture and Identity
Sociology of Health
Work, Poverty and Wealth

Year 2 Topics
Beliefs in Society
Global development
Mass Media
Social Stratification
Crime and Deviance

Theory and Methods
Question TypesEducation
4 Mark
6 Mark
10 Mark with Item
30 Mark Essay

Theory and Methods
10 Mark Without Item

Methods in Context – 20 Marks
Year 1 Topic
10 Mark With Item
10 Mark Without Item
20 Mark Essay

Year 2 Topic
10 Mark With Item
10 Mark Without Item
20 Mark Essay
Crime and Deviance
4 Mark
6 Mark
10 Mark with Item
30 Mark Essay

Theory and Methods
10 Mark Without Item
20 Mark Essay

NB: A topic that comes up in Paper 1 for Theory and Methods could still come up in Paper 3


QUESTION OVERVIEWS

I have created a Whistle Stop Overview Video of how to answer the different types of questions you can access here:

There are more detailed video walkthroughs in the specific question areas for the 10 mark, essays and Methods in Context questions. Below are the 1 slide overviews of each question type.

4 & 6 Mark Questions
10 Mark without item
10 Mark with Item
Arguement Essay
Relative Importance Essay
Methods in Context

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  1. This is so helpful for a new teacher to Sociology! Thank you very much. I can’t seem to get on to the link for the exam technique booklet?

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