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Question: Education - Sociology 1.2

1) Briefly explain what is meant by material deprivation.

2) Suggest two ways in which material deprivation might hold back educational progress for children even before they start school.

3) Identify and briefly explain three ways in which some sociologists see the working class as culturally deprived?

4) Which two types of speech code are distinguished by Basil Bernstein? Briefly explain each speech code.

5) Suggest three possible criticisms of cultural deprivation theory.

6) Explain how Bourdieu’s idea of cultural capital differs from the idea of cultural deprivation.

7) Explain three ways in which interaction within schools may lead to differences in educational achievement.

8) Identify and explain two policies designed to reduce inequality in educational achievement.

9) Analyse the differences and similarities between cultural and material explanations of differential achievement.

10) Evaluate the claim that factors inside education largely determine achievement by identifying two arguments in favour and two arguments against.

Answer: 2) Material deprivation might hold back education progress for children in various...


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  • Subject: Sociology
  • Course: Sociology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2651
  • Date submitted: March 23, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7239

Question: The Role of Education in Society
1) Which act made state education compulsory up to the age of 14?

2) Give three of the main reasons why education was first made compulsory in Britain.

3) According to functionalists, what are these three main functions of schools?

4) What does Althusser consider to be the main purpose of education, and how is it achieved?

5) Why, according to Bowles and Gintis, do white, middle-class pupils do better?

6) How does Willis’s work appear to support the views of Bowles and Gintis?

7) Give three reasons why what goes on in schools would appear to contradict the view of Bowles and Gintis that there is a correspondence between school and work.

8) Suggest two similarities and two differences between neoliberal and functionalist perspectives on education.

9) Analyse how functionalists and Marxists differ in their views on the relationship between education and the economy.

Answer: 2) One main reason why education was first made compulsory in Britain...


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  • Subject: Sociology
  • Course: Sociology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1642
  • Date submitted: March 23, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7238

Question: Evaluate policies which a government could employ to reduce inequality within its country. (15) Grade A

Answer: A range of policies, depending upon a countries budget and historical stance...


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  • Subject: Economics
  • Course: Economics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 549
  • Date submitted: March 04, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7183

Question: 22c. Thatcher’s Fall from Power in 1990
Using these four passages and your own knowledge, assess the view that Thatcher’s fall had more to do with her style of government than real disagreements about policy. [40 marks]

A2 History – Britain under Margaret Thatcher 1979-90

Answer: Margaret Thatcher divides opinion even now, 25 years later. Regardless of individual...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: A2 History – Britain under Margaret Thatcher 1979-90
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1974
  • Date submitted: February 29, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7161

Question: Analysing an episode of Breaking Bad.

Answer: I will be analysing the first five minutes of Breaking Bad, season...


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  • Subject: Media Studies
  • Course: Media Studies
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 757
  • Date submitted: February 29, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7160

Question: An analysis of editing and cinematography in the film Seven Pounds. (2008)

Answer: I’m going to be analysing how the use of editing and cinematography...


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  • Subject: Media Studies
  • Course: Media Studies
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1713
  • Date submitted: February 29, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7159

Question: Protein Haemoglobin

Answer: Haemoglobin is a water soluble globular protein that is similar to other...


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  • Subject: Biology
  • Course: Biology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 725
  • Date submitted: February 26, 2016
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7149

Question: The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

Answer: DNA central dogma illustrates the flow of genetic information of “DNA to...


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  • Subject: Biology
  • Course: Biology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1996
  • Date submitted: February 26, 2016
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7148

Question: 'BLOOD PRESSURE IS TIGHTLY CONTROLLED BY A NUMBER OF FACTORS IN THE BODY.'

DEFINE how blood pressure is regulated and with reference to these factors and DESCRIBE what changes would occur following an increase in blood pressure.

Answer: Within this essay, I will be discussing the formula of how blood...


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  • Subject: Biology
  • Course: Biology
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 952
  • Date submitted: February 26, 2016
  • Date written: March, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7147

Question: “A business has a responsibility only to its employees.” Discuss.

(35 marks)

A2 Religious Studies

Answer: Businesses arguably have many responsibilities, including employees but also reaching to consumers,...


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  • Subject: Religious Studies
  • Course: Religious Studies
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1270
  • Date submitted: February 19, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7142

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