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OCR have decided to move the pre-release date for the Stimulus Material for unit B673 Applying Sociological Research forward to the beginning of the school year (i.e. 1st September). This becomes effective from the June 2014 material, which is now available below under ‘pre-release materials’.
The revised specification now includes details of pre-release topics for 2016 and 2017. Please see Section 2.3 Unit B673 – Applying Sociological Research Techniques. You can download the latest version below.
OCR has already developed 37 new qualifications for first teaching in 2015 and is currently developing a further 47 for 2016 in response to educational reforms. GCSE Sociology is among the OCR qualifications now scheduled at this stage for re-development, for first teaching in 2017.
Consultations on subject criteria and assessment objectives have now been released and you can find out further information and respond via the following links:
New introductory topics have been added, such as the sociology of youth, to help make the subject more enjoyable to teach and study.
This document gives exemplar candidate answers with assessor commentaries on questions 5 and 9 from the June 2014 examination.
Exemplar candidate answers with assessor commentaries on a selection of questions from the June 2014 examination.