WJEC A2 Sociology: Study and Revision Guide

WJEC A2 Sociology: Study and Revision Guide


By (author) David Bown, By (author) Janis Griffiths, By (author) Barbara Greenall


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  • Publisher: Illuminate Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 118 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 242mm x 10mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 0956840116
  • ISBN 13: 9780956840110
  • Illustrations note: 30 figures

Product description

Written by senior examiners and endorsed by WJEC, this book includes everything you need for success in your study and exams. The only study and revision guide available that precisely matches the WJEC A2 Sociology course you are studying - all you need to support you through your A2 course and prepare you for the exams. The book contains essential underpinning knowledge to support course study as well as revision. Features to aid study support include: / Important people and ideas in Sociology are highlighted / Examiner pointers focus on understanding and using the underpinning knowledge. / Key terms are clearly defined on each page. / Quickfire questions check and reinforce your understanding. / Features to aid revision support include: / Q&A section provides numerous exam-style questions with two levels of student answers and examiner commentaries and marks so you can see where mistakes are typically made and where marks can be gained. / Exam practice and technique section offers advice on how exam questions are set and marked and how to boost grades. / Grade boost tips help refine exam technique, improve grades and avoid common mistakes. / Topic summaries provide a visual prompt for remembering key knowledge.

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Author information

David Bown is an experienced teacher and Curriculum Manager at Itchen College, Southampton. He has been a Senior Examiner with a major awarding body for many years. Janis Griffiths is Head of Department for Social Science at Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School in Barry, South Wales and Principal Examiner for Sociology at KS4 and A Level for a major awarding body. Barbara Greenall is an experienced teacher and Head of Business and Social Sciences at Bassaleg School, Newport. She is a Principal Examiner for a major awarding body and has extensive examining experience.

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"I will definitely be recommending them to my students. The books are logically set out, detailed without being over-complicated." A level Sociology teacher. "The books are very concise and contain good summaries of the knowledge required. The exam tips and example answers are very helpful. The key words are helpful also." A level Sociology teacher

Table of contents

Part One: Knowledge and Understanding: SY3 Understanding Power and Control: Understanding Crime; Understanding Health and Disability; SY4: Understanding Social Divisions; Research Methods for A2; Social Inequality; World Sociology. Part Two: Exam Practice and Technique: Exam Advice and Guidance; Questions and Answers (and examiner commentaries); Quickfire Answers.