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AS Sociology: 10 mark question

Outline and explain two reasons why some sociologists argue that the nuclear family is the perfect family (10 marks)

In the AS exam you will have a minute and a half per question, so aim to spend a maximum of 15 minutes writing your response. Aim for a page of writing – two paragraphs. Give a brief introduction and add an analytical conclusion.  

In order to reach the top band you must demonstrate:

  • very good knowledge and understanding
  • application of sociological terms
  • two applications of relevant material with examples
  • analysis of the two points (have things changed? Application of perspectives;


Sociology and Media Studies teacher at Hazelwick School, West Sussex. Former teacher at Felpham Community College and Doha College

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