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    Compare and contrast the Functionalist and Marxist views of society.

    5 star(s)

    Overall this is an impressive essay that demonstrates excellent knowledge of the two viewpoints and also a comprehensive use of language and turn of phrase. At times the key terms…

    • Essay length: 949 words
    • Submitted: 07/11/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Matthew Wilkin 09/03/2013
    • Reviewed by: (?) cwhite 19/03/2012
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    Youth is just a biological stage" evaluate this claim

    5 star(s)

    An excellent piece of work arguing effectively that ?youth? is not just determined biologically. The examples given against this argument were very good due to their relevance and the fact…

    • Essay length: 988 words
    • Submitted: 12/02/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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    Marriage is no longer important. Evaluate the arguments for and against

    4 star(s)

    An interesting piece of work looking at the pros and cons of marriage. Relevant examples for both sides of the argument were given. The writer could also have mentioned the…

    • Essay length: 1736 words
    • Submitted: 12/02/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
  4. Marked by a teacher

    All crime would be solved with longer prison sentences. Evaluate the arguments for and against.

    4 star(s)

    A good piece of work explaining why longer prison sentences would remove the problem of crime. There were some good examples given but there was scope to include a…

    • Essay length: 602 words
    • Submitted: 12/02/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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    Deviance is relative. Evaluate this term

    4 star(s)

    A good piece of work explaining why deviance is relative. Excellent examples are given to support the points being made and the 3 types of deviance. Just be mindful that…

    • Essay length: 666 words
    • Submitted: 21/01/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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    Analyse the extent to which bias, influence and attitude formation are important issues in the sociology of the mass media. Use two contrasting theories and relevant studies in your answer.

    4 star(s)

    A strong piece of work examining the role of the media in relation to bias and attitude formation. The writer shows a good understanding of the theories discussed, particularly…

    • Essay length: 1734 words
    • Submitted: 16/05/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
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    outline and evaluate feminist contributions to our understanding of gender

    4 star(s)

    The body of the essay is great and shows excellent knowledge and understanding. However, there is probably not enough evaluation - a key critic would be that the essay asks…

    • Essay length: 1270 words
    • Submitted: 22/11/2007
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Lesley Clark 27/02/2012
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    Assess the claim that the family has become increasingly symmetrical

    4 star(s)

    Overall the essay needs more post-modern evidence and also needs to consider family structure in other societies other than Britain. …

    • Essay length: 1452 words
    • Submitted: 17/10/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Matthew Wilkin 04/04/2013
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    Assess the contribution of functionalism to our understanding of the family.

    4 star(s)

    This is a very detailed essay and covers a huge amount of content and key writers. There is also a good balance between the outline of Functionalist views and critical…

    • Essay length: 2664 words
    • Submitted: 11/03/2004
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Matthew Wilkin 07/05/2013
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    Should drugs be legalized in the UK?

    3 star(s)

    A good piece of work looking at whether drugs should be legalised in the UK. The writer gave some useful background information such as the types of drugs, though perhaps…

    • Essay length: 1543 words
    • Submitted: 03/07/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 09/08/2013
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Sociology is the study of societies, the ways in which they are organised and the groups of which they are comprised. You'll be studying the family, social control, gender, poverty and the world of work amongst many other topics. There will be plenty of discussion and many contentious issues to debate and you'll pick up some valuable skills along the way. In order to succeed you'll need to develop abilities in analysis and interpretation, in critically appraising ideas and policies and in expressing yourself verbally and in writing.

The assessment is done by examination and Marked by Teachers can help you gain the necessary skills. Our site has a large number of GCSE Sociology answers that you can access, gaining an insight into what makes a good essay for the subject at this level.GCSE Sociology is great preparation if you have designs on studying it at Advanced level but it is also a useful subject to have studied if you are going onto take Geography, Politics or Economics.

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