General Certificate of Education
Advanced Subsidiary Examination
January 2012SociologySCLY1Unit 1
Thursday 12 January 20121.30 pm to 2.30 pmFor this paper you must have:
? an AQA 8-page answer book.Time allowed
? 1 hour
? Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
? Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this
paper is AQA. The Paper Reference is SCLY1.
? This paper is divided into three sections.
? Choose one section and answer all questions from that section.
? Do not answer questions from more than one section.
? Do all rough work in your answer book. Cross through any work you do not want to be marked.
? The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
? The maximum mark for this paper is 60.
? Questions carrying 24 marks should be answered in continuous prose. In these questions
you will be marked on your ability to:
– use good English
– organise information clearly
– use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.G/K71906/Jan12/SCLY16/6SCLY1 2
Choose one section and answer all questions from that section.Section A: Culture and IdentityTotal for this section: 60 marks
Read Items 1A and 1B below and answer questions01to05that follow.Item 1A
From a postmodernist point of view, leisure is no longer an activity controlled
by large organisations or the state. It is now about choice and diversity.
Individuals can choose from a wide range of leisure options and can join in
the particular subculture associated with that leisure activity. This enables
individuals to create and express their unique identity through their leisure
choices.5Item 1B
Social action or interactionist theories emphasise the importance of the self.
Individuals develop a self-concept, a picture of themselves, which is an
important influence on the way they act. This self-concept is developed through
interactions with…