Sociology for AS AQA

Sociology for AS AQA : Fully Covers the Complete Speculation

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The fourth edition of Ken Browne s widely used textbook has been extensively revised to satisfy fully the AQA s AS sociology specification. The book combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. Drawing on insights from recent examiners reports and mark schemes, and restructuring the materials to follow more closely the AS specification and the AQA s recommended scheme of work, the new edition also includes: * up-to-date discussions of a wide range of recent sociological data and debates * extra exam-style questions on every specification topic * special sections on research methods in the chapters on health and education * full-colour photographs, diagrams and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students' imaginations * a dedicated website at, with resources for teachers and additional material designed to help students revise or research themes in the book. Key sociological terms are systematically highlighted throughout the text and are included in a comprehensive glossary, with questions and activities incorporated throughout to develop and test students' understanding further.
Pitched at exactly the right level for the AQA AS sociology specification, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades, whatever their needs, interests and abilities. Together with the accompanying Sociology for A2 AQA, this is the perfect resource for success in sociology. You can also find pointers to new contemporary resources for both AS and A2 Sociology by following @BrowneKen on Twitter.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 194 x 258 x 28mm | 1,478.7g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0745655513
  • 9780745655512
  • 510,513

Table of contents

Introduction to the 4th edition The AS Specification How to use this book 1 Introducing Sociology UNIT 1 2 Culture and Identity 3 Families and Households 4 Wealth, Poverty and Welfare UNIT 2 5 Sociological Methods 6 Education 7 Health Glossary Bibliography
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'Ken Browne's excellent textbook will continue to be valued and support both students and teachers of AS Sociology (AQA).' Andy Leach, York College, and Senior Examiner, Ex-Principal Moderator and A-Level Trainer 'This is a detailed yet very accessible book which provides both a general introduction to the subject and highly specific guidance on material focused on the AS examination. There is a good balance of sociological theory and up-to-date research evidence. Both students and teachers should find it invaluable as they embark on the study of sociology.' David Gilmore, Cardinal Newman College, and Senior Examiner 'This is simply the most comprehensive textbook there is which systematically captures the structure of the AQA specification perfectly. It has everything in it and also an easy structure to follow for any novice sociologist (even an undergraduate!) and/or teacher (of another subject who has been drafted in, etc.) and die-hard sociologists!' Bill McDonnell, Northampton School for Girls
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About Ken Browne

KEN BROWNE was a Lecturer in Sociology at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College before retiring. He is the author of several bestselling textbooks.
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