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A-Level Sociology and A-Level Economics complete lesson notes, exam preparation, model answers and revision resources

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A-Level Sociology and A-Level Economics complete lesson notes, exam preparation, model answers and revision resources
Belief Systems- Gender and Religion
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Belief Systems- Gender and Religion

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Complete lesson notes aimed towards A-Level Sociology students studying Belief Systems module. Includes: Miller and Hoffman- why women are more religious than men Evidence of equality Davidman- different but equal For and Against- religion maintains patriarchy
Economics- Macro- monetary policy and stability (25 marker)
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Economics- Macro- monetary policy and stability (25 marker)

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MODEL ANSWER Extract F (lines 14-17) states ‘Investment forecasts are being revised downward and on top of speculation of interest rate rises and criticism of the UK’s quantitative easing programme, the outlook is not looking as good as forecasts first indicated.’ Using the data in the extracts and your economic knowledge, evaluate the effectiveness of monetary policy in achieving macroeconomic stability in the UK. (25 marks)
Economics- Macro- protectionism and economies (25 marker)
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Economics- Macro- protectionism and economies (25 marker)

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MODEL ANSWER Extract C (lines 10-11) suggests that ‘Increased protectionism could be damaging as the UK is placing much of its hopes for export success on the growing Chinese market’. Using the data in the extracts and your economic knowledge, evaluate the view that the use of protectionism is inevitably damaging to economies. (25 marks)
Economics- Micro- behaviour and demand (15 marker)
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Economics- Micro- behaviour and demand (15 marker)

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MODEL ANSWER For a long time, supermarkets and other commercial firms have understood the benefits of behavioural economic concepts such as choice architecture and framing. The public sector has been slow off the mark, but at last governments are now taking advantage of the opportunities provided by nudging. Explain how rules of thumb and irrationality can affect consumers’ demand for goods and services (15 marks)
Economics- Micro- policies to reduce gender pay gap (25 marker)
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Economics- Micro- policies to reduce gender pay gap (25 marker)

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MODEL ANSWER Extract F (lines 19–20) notes that ‘The UK Government recognises the need to raise aspirations and attainment for girls’. Use the extracts and your knowledge of economics to evaluate the policies that the government might use to reduce the gender pay gap. (25 marks)
Economics- Micro- fundamental economic problem (15 marker)
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Economics- Micro- fundamental economic problem (15 marker)

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MODEL ANSWER The economist Greg Mankiw has written that ‘society faces a trade-off between efficiency and equity. Efficiency means that society is getting the maximum benefits from its scarce resources. Equity means that those benefits are distributed fairly among society’s members. Often, when government policies are designed, these two goals conflict.’ Explain how a production possibility diagram can be used to illustrate some features of the fundamental economic problem (15 marks)
Economics- Macro- advantages of globalisation (25 marker)
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Economics- Macro- advantages of globalisation (25 marker)

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MODEL ANSWER Extract C (line 15) states that due to globalisation, ‘for many workers in the West economic stagnation is actually now the new norm’. Using the data in the extracts and your economic knowledge, assess the view that globalisation has been entirely advantageous to the UK economy. (25 marks)
Economics- Macro- tariffs and imports (9 marker)
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Economics- Macro- tariffs and imports (9 marker)

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MODEL ANSWER Extract B (lines 12-13) states ‘The Government last night released research suggesting a US-EU agreement sweeping away trade barriers would particularly benefit the automotive, financial and chemical sectors’. With the help of a diagram, explain the extent to which the removal of a tariff might affect the volume of imports into the UK. (9 marks)
Research Methods- Interviews
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Research Methods- Interviews

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Complete lesson notes aimed towards A-Level Sociology students studying Research Methods module. Includes: types of interviews interviewer bias strengths and weaknesses of structured formal interviews strengths and weaknesses of semi-structured interviews strengths and weaknesses of unstructured informal interviews strengths and weaknesses of group interviews the interview as a social interaction
Research Methods- the research context
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Research Methods- the research context

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Complete lesson notes aimed towards A-Level Sociology students studying Research Methods module. Includes: issues with researching different groups and settings in education Malcom Hill Researching classrooms- gatekeepers, peer groups
Research Methods- official statistics
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Research Methods- official statistics

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Complete lesson notes aimed towards A-Level Sociology students studying Research Methods module. Includes: what are official statistics? secondary sources the positivist love affair interpretivist suspicions examples of use further uses advantages and disadvantages political bias in statistics lack of control by researcher 2 case studies!