AS/A Level Sociology

Answering sociology exam questions requires a range of skills, from simple regurgitation of facts to extended writing. To help you get the facts sorted, try to find a good revision guide, and when you think you're ready you can try some past exam papers. There are also some useful online resources you can make use of.

Specifications | Revision Guides | Past Papers | Online Resources

Syllabus/Specifications

Each exam board produces a syllabus listing exactly what you need to know to pass the exams. Some students find this useful to use as checklist of what you have revised. Make sure you check with your teacher which exam board and syllabus you are following.

Revision Guides

Revision guides are printed books which summarise everything you need to know to do well in the exam, and are an important part of many people's revision. We have reviews of hundreds of revision guides including:

A broad study guide that CGP describes as having "everything covered", this book is suitable for the AQA specification . Laid out in a friendly, easily accessible note-like format with plenty of diagrams these CGP guides are amongst the most…

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This complete revision and practice revision guide suitable for the AQA exam board includes broken down manageable sections with easy recall questions to test progress, exam style questions in each section and information on essential exam techniques. Laid out…

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Past & Speciman Papers

Attempting sample and past papers is a good way to check how your revision is going, and will allow you to become more comfortable answering exam-style questions. Links to several past papers are below, some of which can be viewed for free online. They are arranged by exam board, if you don’t know which exam board your school is using then you should ask your teacher.

Online Resources

As well as buying a revision guide, you can add variety to your revision using free online resources. Bear in mind that the content of some of these websites might not be as reliable or up-to-date as printed books, check that the content matches your syllabus and if in doubt ask your teacher.