Interpreting your Sociology GCSE pre-release materials -

    Interpreting your Sociology GCSE pre-release materials

    What is the Advanced Information

    The main aim is to help you use your revision time effectively. In the case of Sociology, you will see that the advice consists of a list of topics which will be the “major focus” of the higher-marks extended-response questions that appear in each section of the June 2022 exam.

    This is a relatively short and specific list so it should be of great assistance during the revision process. So, in the topic of Families, for instance, we can see that there will be a major question on how family forms differ in the UK and beyond and/or the changing pattern of divorce since 1945. These are from sections 3.3.2 and 3.3.6 of the specification. But we know there will not be a major question that draws on sections 3.3.3 (conjugal role relationships) to 3.3.5 (criticisms of families).

    Please take the time to make a full comparison – it will make planning your study time between now and the summer much easier.

    Study the Whole Course

    If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it. Every topic on the specification may be relevant to the answer of some question or the focus of a question with a smaller number of marks.

    Our general advice is to complete all lessons but to keep this list of topics close to hand during the revision process and make sure you are particularly well prepared to answer questions on all these named topics.

    Key Takeaways

    • If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it
    • complete all lessons and Tutor Marked Assignments
    • Use the Advanced Information to tailor your revision

    Subject Updates

    AQA may issue updated information or additional guidance at any point.  Please check the Subject page for Sociology regularly.

    AQA | GCSE | Sociology | Changes for 2022


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