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  • 1. 1 Progression/Mentoring Booklet Use this booklet to track your progression in Sociology and monitor your progress in the subject. Whenever you complete an assessment, write your mark in the book and set yourself areas for development. Then use this booklet to help you target your assessment skills. Name: ___________________ My target grade is: _____ My ExamResultsare: Unit Grade UMS Score FamilyandHouseholds Educationand ResearchMethods I needtore-sit: ________________
  • 2. 2 Unit ______________________________________ Assessment/Essay Title Mark/Grade Areas to develop My targets for progression and how I willmeet these targets Review Date   
  • 3. 3 Unit ______________________________________ Assessment/Essay Title Mark/Grade Areas to develop My targets for progression and how I willmeet these targets Review Date   
  • 4. 4 Things to remember during for all of your assessments! You will be assessed in the exam for your: QUALITY OF WRITTEN COMMUNICATION Where candidates are required to produce extended written material in English, the scheme of assessment must make specific reference to the assessment of the quality of written communication. Candidates must be required to: • Ensure text is legible, and spelling, grammar and punctuation are accurate, so that meaning is clear. • Select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to purpose and complex subject matter. • Organise relevant information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate. Band Band Descriptions U No relevant points U E/U D/E Your answer only shows a limited knowledge and understanding and there has been a limited success in interpreting and applying material to meet the requirements of the question. If you have achieved a lower mark in this band, it is because you have made one or two common sense points. The points have not been developed. If you have achieved a higher mark in this band it is because your answer is limited. You have shown an underdeveloped sociological understanding. Your interpretation has been too simple and your analysis and/or evaluation is limited or non-existent. C/D B/C Your answer shows reasonable knowledge and understanding, and you have had reasonable success in interpreting, applying, analysing and evaluating material that meets the requirement of the question. If you have achieved a lower mark in this band, it is because your account is competent but basic. You need to make more explicit links to the question. If you have achieved a higher mark in this band, it is because the material you have used is interpreted accurately, but your analysis and/or evaluations are limited. B A Your answer shows sound, detailed knowledge and understanding. You have accurately interpreted the question. You have organised information into a logical format. Your answer is well analysed and/or evaluated. Your answer is coherent and relevant. If you have achieved a lower mark in this band, it is because you may need to examine more material. If you have achieved a high mark in this band, your answer will be detailed, well evaluated and analysed, Your chosen material will have led to a sound conclusion. A grade answers = Candidates’ answers are likely to be characterised by the very good to excellent logical expression of ideas and the precise use of a broad range of conceptual terms. Spelling, punctuation and grammar will be of a very good to excellent standard. Commonly and less commonly used words and sociological terms will almost always be spelt correctly. Punctuation and grammar will be used correctly throughout to facilitate the intelligibility of the answer.
  • 5. 5 Sociology Exam Dates Are: Key Exam Words:  Identify/suggest: Nameit/Brief description  Explain: A few sentences to show that you understand a topic, idea, etc. You need to include examples in your answer.  Examine/Assess/Discuss: Consider froma number of points of view, come to a reasoned conclusion. In the exam, you will be presented with one or two items. If thequestion requires you to make referenceto the item, startyour answer, “according to the item”. Make sureyour answers are contemporary, coherent and concise! Use the space belowtowrite any key words that you come across.
  • 6. 6 Mentoring 1: Date: _______ My Target Grade is: _________ I am currently happy/encouraged/satisfied/unhappywith my progression. Do you think you did enough revision for your last test? Yes/No What was your revision technique? What have you learnt from this? If appropriate,did you attend revision lessons? Yes/No What is your attendance like? To achieve my target is must:    Student Signature ____________ Teacher Signature: ___________
  • 7. 7 Mentoring 2: Date: _______ My Target Grade is: _________ I am currently happy/encouraged/satisfied/unhappywith my progression. Do you think you did enough revision for your last test? Yes/No What was your revision technique? What have you learnt from this? If appropriate,did you attend revision lessons? Yes/No What is your attendance like? To achieve my target is must:    Student Signature ____________ Teacher Signature: ___________
  • 8. 8 Mentoring 3: Date: _______ My Target Grade is: _________ I am currently happy/encouraged/satisfied/unhappywith my progression. Do you think you did enough revision for your last test? Yes/No What was your revision technique? What have you learnt from this? If appropriate,did you attend revision lessons? Yes/No What is your attendance like? To achieve my target is must:    Student Signature ____________ Teacher Signature: ___________
  • 9. 9 Mentoring ‘A’ Level Sociology Name: ____________________________________ Paper Max Your Score A B C D E SCLY1 Families and Households 80 64 56 48 40 32 SCLY2 Education, Research Methods, RM in Context 120 96 84 72 60 48 A/S USM Marks 200 SCLY3 Beliefs in Society 80 64 56 48 40 32 SCLY4 Crime & Deviance, Research Methods, RM in Context 120 96 84 72 60 48 Total 400 320 280 240 200 160 A/S USM Marks: _________________ A/S Grade: _________________ To get your target grade you need to achieve ____________ across the two A2 papers. (Marks for grade needed minus A/S UMS marks) Action needed: (re-sits, revision lessons, extension work etc)