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A2 Sociology: The Complete Course for the AQA Specification (Napier Press) [Paperback]

Rob Webb , Hal Westergaard , Keith Trobe , Liz Steel
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1 May 2009 0954007964 978-0954007966 1st edition
This new textbook for A2 Sociology is the companion to the highly successful AS level Sociology textbook from the same authors. Written to meet the requirements of the new AQA specification, which will be taught in schools and colleges from September 2009, it has dozens of contemporary references, student activities, questions and examiners' advice. The book is accessible to the whole ability range and has the depth of coverage needed to achieve high grades. Chapters are 'Belief Systems'; 'Crime and Deviance' and ' Theory and Methods'. The book is unique in the emphasis it gives to the new 'Methods in Context' question.

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  • Paperback: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Napier Press; 1st edition edition (1 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954007964
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954007966
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`A2 Sociology - the complete course for the AQA specification' fits the 2009 specification exactly with a sustained focus on the new `Methods in Context' question, through:
* Methods Links panels throughout the chapter on Crime and Deviance
* A special section on Crime and Deviance: the research context
* Methods in Context sections applying all the methods to Crime and Deviance
* Practice questions on Methods in Context like those in the new exam with answers and examiner guidance

From the Back Cover

`A2 Sociology' fits the new AQA specification perfectly. Written by an author team of Chief Examiners and Principal Examiners, it provides everything students need for success at A2, all in one place.
Key features include
* The fullest coverage of the key Methods in Context question of any A2 textbook
* Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics, pitched at the right level for A2 students
* Exam questions, answers and Senior Examiner guidance on how to maximise marks
* Activities, Quick Check Questions and Summaries
* Free on-line support and additional teaching materials at the book's own dedicated website

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite the Complete Course 18 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback
This book was passed to me to assess for the new A2 course that we are teaching. My head of sixth form thought from the title it had everything in, but there are topics missing, so don't judge this book by it's title. I still gave it three stars because the content it does have is good, and if the missing topics had been included to the same standard it would have been a definite purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really not complete 6 Sep 2013
By Flanks
Format:Paperback
This book is extremely disappointing. It is named 'the complete course', however it includes only 1 of the 4 possible topics for SCLY3. While it appears to deliver that one topic very well, it is certainly not the book I thought I was ordering and it is not the book it's title seems to suggest. The publisher comment that it 'fits the specification exactly' is at best misleading, at worst deliberately so.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly "the complete course" 3 Nov 2011
By B_Eizel
Format:Paperback
What bugs me about this is that it isn't the complete course...at all. Granted in my lessons we are taught the extra but saying it's the complete course and then not being one...it's annoying.

I find myself having to highlight the book though because the sociologists names don't stand out and it's easy to read but hard (for me personally) to revise from because it's just text and there aren't any coloured key words or sociologists (for example) that catch your eye.

Otherwise, it's perfectly fine and provides you with the basics of what you need to know.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 27 Jan 2011
By Zak
Format:Paperback
Bargain! but the best textbook you could purchase for A2 Sociology. Has everything you need for the exam, since I purchased it and started revising it, it's made a change and built my confidence for the exam. It's a must have for Sociology students.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have!! 21 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
This book tells you through how many AO1/AO2 marks needed for each question in Unit 3 & Unit 4. Very easy to understand & if learnt properly will get you an A!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars highly recommend 13 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
very informative text book, the concepts are rich in detail and are dissected very well, I would definitely recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 29 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I needed this book for my sociology course at college, it works well as a book to study from and ordering it from fat brain books it arrived quickly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for A level Sociology as instructed 14 Nov 2013
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Required for revision, very useful for the course I am following. Hopefully it will help me succeed at A Level.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Great for the students
Published 13 days ago by Lynne Hagan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect revision notes with lots of helpful exams hints
Published 17 days ago by Tinkerbell91
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good product, thank you.
Published 26 days ago by Tina Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars got me through
Awesome txt book helped me to get through my a2 exams if i didnt get the context first hand in class , would reccomend this alongside own notes to acheive the desired grade.
Published 10 months ago by jess
4.0 out of 5 stars just what i needed!
this definitely helped me pass my sociology A-level. it covers pretty much everything you basically need to pass the exam :)
Published 10 months ago by Corinne White
4.0 out of 5 stars Average
The item was okay sent through fairly quickly! Wasn't expecting it to have pages bent and the cover a bit spoilt! But it does the trick, thanks
Published 11 months ago by Jess
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
This book has all the key information and its really simple to understand. It's an absolute must for any sociology teacher.
Published 15 months ago by SS
4.0 out of 5 stars This textbook does the job
It does the job, covering the crucial ten aspects of crime and deviance, the entirety of the religion topic, a sizable portion of research methods and a good amount of theory... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mr. Thomas D. Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for students
Very good quality paper, so should withstand being shoved in bags. Great range of researchers and is very helpful for revising with. Read more
Published 22 months ago by james5
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