The second edition of Ken Browne′s highly successful Introducing Sociology for AS–level provides in–depth and up–to–date coverage of the complete specification for AQA AS–level sociology. The first edition of this book was widely praised for its comprehensive coverage, and student–friendly style. In this second edition, all of the chapters have been revised to include new studies, reports and statistics. Key sociological terms are now systematically highlighted all the way through the book, and included in a comprehensive glossary, with fresh questions and activities added to develop and test students′ understanding further. Fuller consideration of issues of identity has been given throughout the text. More detailed advice has been provided on coursework, including a top–mark example to show students exactly what they have to do to achieve the highest grades. What′s more, two authentic exam questions are now included on every topic. Pitched at exactly the right level for AS sociology, the book provides all the tools necessary to help students achieve top grades, and a sound basis for progression to A2. A host of cartoons, photographs, graphs, tables, and spider diagrams help to enliven the text, as well as reinforcing key issues. Web sites and web–based activities are included throughout, encouraging students to engage with the most recent social changes, and developments in sociology. Although it assumes no previous knowledge of sociology, its dedicated and in–depth coverage of all the AQA′s AS topics provides a useful reference tool for the synoptic elements at A2. The second edition of Introducing Sociology for AS Level combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. It will be an invaluable resource to anyone following the AQA specifications.
A new and accessible textbook designed to meet the specific requirements of AS Level Social Students, written by practising teachers and examiners. The book is divided into eight units: The individual and society Families and huseholds Education Wealth, welfare and poverty The mass media Health Research methods Preparing for the AS exam Each unit is divided into a number of topics, organised in a consistent and easy-to-follow format. Each topic contains text to develop knowledge, but also equal amounts of activities and suggestions for research to develop the subject-specific and 'key' skills needed.
The essential revision guide for AS and 1st-year A level Sociology from trusted and best-selling author Ken Browne. This indispensable book provides everything you need to revise for the exams, with a clear topic-by-topic layout to recap key theories and central ideas. The revision guide maps perfectly onto Ken Browne’s Sociology for AQA Volume 1 with each topic cross-referenced to the main textbook so you can revisit any sections you need to. The book includes a guide to exam questions – and how to answer them – with sample worked answers showing how to achieve top marks. All specification options are covered, with exam tips throughout the book. With this revision guide to take you through the exam and Sociology for AQA Volume 1 to develop your sociological imagination, Ken Browne provides the complete resource for success in sociology. See also Sociology for AQA Revision Guide 2 for the 2nd-year A level coverage, and visit www.politybooks.com/browne for extra resources.
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 www.politybooks.com/browne, 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.
This new edition provides a perfect match to AQA's new GCE specification. It offers students a complete solution to achieving success at GCE with the most accessible resources available for the most popular options.
Sociology for AQA Volume 1 is the new edition of Ken Browne’s invaluable and widely used textbook, designed for AQA’s new Sociology AS level and Year 1 A level (for first teaching from September 2015). The book combines sociological rigour and accessibility in a way unrivalled by any other book at this level. As always, the book fully covers the AQA specifications, using these as a springboard to develop readers’ sociological skills and understanding. The fifth edition includes: up-to-date discussions of a wide range of recent sociological data and debates practice questions on every specification topic a special chapter on the compulsory ‘Education with Methods in Context’ requirement of the specifications full-colour photographs, diagrams and cartoons, to bring ideas to life and fire students' imaginations a dedicated website at www.politybooks.com/browne, 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 the right level for the new AQA Sociology specifications, the book provides the tools necessary to help students, whatever their needs, interests and abilities. Together with the accompanying Sociology for AQA Volume 2, this is an invaluable resource for success in sociology.
Thoroughly revised and fully updated, An Introduction to Sociology gives concise yet comprehensive coverage of all the topics specified by the GCSE examining boards. The second edition was described by the AQA′s Chief Examiner for GCSE Sociology as establishing ′the standard for textbooks at this level′ – this new edition builds on the book′s existing achievements. New material is found throughout the book, including substantive new sections on gender, identity, citizenship, education, new social movements, poverty and the welfare state, religion, the mass media, work and leisure, and population. The book has been carefully designed to support and extend students′ learning. Each chapter begins with a summary of the key issues to be covered, and goes on to highlight important terms, which are then explained in a clear glossary. Summaries at the end of each chapter, a lively range of new activities and discussion points, the use of websites, as well as helpful suggestions for coursework, all add to the book′s value as a learning and teaching resource. Student–friendly cartoons, tables, diagrams, and photographs – and the re–designed internal lay–out – also enliven the text, making sociology seem exciting and relevant to students of all interests and abilities. The new edition of this highly successful textbook will prove invaluable to anyone taking an introductory sociology course, especially at GCSE and related levels. Students taking AS and A–level – as well as Access, nursing, and health and social care courses – will also find the book provides an easy and fun introduction to studying sociology.
This revised set of resources for Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology syllabus (9699) is thoroughly updated for the latest syllabus. Written by a highly experienced author, the Coursebook provides comprehensive support for the syllabus. Accessible language combined with the clear, visually-engaging layout makes this an ideal resource for the course. Discussion of significant sociological research, case studies, explanation of key terms and questions within the text reinforce knowledge. Stimulating activities build interpretation and application as well as analytical and evaluation skills. Revision checklists help in consolidating understanding. The book provides complete exam support with each chapter culminating in exam-style questions and a further chapter dedicated to revision, and examination skills and practice. A Teacher's CD-ROM is also available.