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Theory & Methods: AQA A Level Sociology Topic Essays (20 Marks)

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This collection of exemplar essays cover a wide range of 20-mark essay questions on Theory & Methods. Each comes with commentary from a senior examiner.


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Applying material from Item C and your own knowledge...

  • Evaluate the usefulness of functionalist approaches to our understanding of society
  • Evaluate the usefulness of Marxist approaches to our understanding of society
  • Evaluate the usefulness of feminist approaches to our understanding of society
  • Evaluate the usefulness of interactionist approaches to our understanding of society
  • Evaluate the view that structural theories are limited in their understanding of society today
  • Evaluate the view that sociology should be value free in its research
  • Evaluate the view that sociology is, and should be, a scientific discipline
  • Evaluate the claim that society has entered into a postmodern age
  • Evaluate the claim that positivist methodologies are of limited usefulness in our understanding of contemporary society
  • Evaluate the claim that the main purpose of sociological research should be to inform government policy to tackle social issues


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