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AQA A-level Sociology Themes and Perspectives

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Tailored to the 2015 AQA AS and A-level Sociology specifications, these resources offer depth, detail and clarity, the most up-to-date coverage and the most in-depth exam support. Written by the experienced authors of Sociology: Themes and Perspectives, these resources are designed to help students develop the skills required to succeed in their A-levels.

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  • Easily navigate through the resource with a clear and accessible structure precisely mapped to the AQA specification.
  • Engage students with the latest research, theoretical developments and studies, government policies and contemporary issues.
  • Challenge students with chapters that offer depth and detail, and new features to aid understanding as well as detailed evaluation and challenging tasks to stretch the most able.
  • Consolidate understanding and learning with summaries and sociological terminology for each section.
  • Complement your teaching in the classroom with a range of activities, including images, viewpoints, data and research scenarios to prompt discussion.
  • Build the skills required for exam success with detailed exam practice for each topic, sample responses at different levels for each question and examiner guidance taken from the findings of the first AS and A-level exams.
About the authors
  • Michael Haralambos wrote Sociology: Themes and Perspectives in 1981. Now written with his co-author Martin Holborn, it is in its 8th edition. It has sold over two million copies and been translated into several languages. Michael founded Causeway Press which published a number of his sociology books along with his books on blues and soul music and critical thinking. His latest venture, Sociology in Pictures, is available in print and online.
  • Martin Holborn is an experienced teacher and examiner of A Level, Access and degree level Sociology, and the author of numerous social science books including the last six editions of the bestselling Sociology: Themes and Perspectives. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in Social Science at The Open University.
  • Pauline Wilson has wide-ranging experience of teaching GCSE, AS and A Level Sociology and has authored several publications in the Collins GCSE Sociology series. She has also worked as a researcher on projects within the field of the sociology of education.
  • Tim Davies lectured in sociology and criminology at a college of further and higher education in the north west of England until recently. He has been an Associate Lecturer with The Open University since 1981.