Sociology A2 Revision 2012 3

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Unit 3 exam: Wednesday 13th June, am Unit 4 exam: Tuesday 19th June, pm Easter Revision: tbc A2 Syllabus: AQA Sociology GCE (new specification) Unit 3: Mass Media (SCLY3) Worth 20% of your final A Level Written paper, 1 hour 30 minutes 60 marks available Unit 4: Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods (SCLY4) Worth 30% of your final A Level Written paper, 2 hours 90 marks available Timetable Use your revision checklists to draw up a timetable for revision leading up to the exam. Make sure you cover everything, but make sure it is manageable – you can’t spend every minute working, so allow yourself some time off, both short breaks and occasional days or half days. Try http://getrevising.co.uk/ Resources Handouts and…show more content…
(18 marks) (Specimen paper) Using material from Item C and elsewhere, assess the view that media imperialism threatens ‘the cultural identities of many countries’ (Item C, line 12). (18 marks) (January 2010) Using material from Item C and elsewhere, examine how the new media have affected the role of the mass media in society today. (18 marks) (June 2010) Using material from Item C and elsewhere, assess the view that ‘today’s children use the media in new and very different ways from their parents’, (Item C, lines 14 – 15). (18 marks) (January 2011) Using material from Item C and elsewhere, assess the view that the selection and presentation of the news ‘is inevitably partial and biased’ (Item C, lines 13–14). (18 marks) (June 2011) 12/13 essay question: [ ‘quote’] to what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view. e.g. ‘Both the selection and presentation of news are ideologically controlled.’ 33 marks <50 mins Questions 12 and 13 are the final questions on the Mass Media paper; they are each worth 33 marks. You choose one of these questions. You DON’T ANSWER BOTH. You get 15 marks for AO1 skills, and 18 marks for AO2 skills. This skills breakdown is almost even. This means to you need to weight your answers only slightly more heavily, in terms of AO2 skills. The structure of questions 12 and 13 is often a quote, followed by the functional question language, ‘To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this

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