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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Understanding the Field of Anthropology
Course SummaryUse this study guide to prepare to pass the AQA A-level Anthropology exam. These lessons, combined with interactive quizzes, help you prepare to answer the questions on these exams and earn an A-level award in anthropology.
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About This Course
In this course you will be provided with a comprehensive review of the material covered by the AQA A-level Anthropology exams. This review contains a series of lesson videos, taught by our expert instructors, who explain the relationships between human beliefs, behavior, evolution, culture, society and the way these relationships are studied. While completing this course, you will be preparing for questions on the A-Level Anthropology exams and improving your understanding of:
- The different studies of anthropology
- Principles of evolution and how they are related to the study of anthropology
- Difference between culture and society and the importance of language
- Social statuses, relationships and identity development
- Interactions between nature, culture, society and human movements
- Cultural boundaries and globalization
- Elements of local perspectives, world perspectives and world issues
- Practices and techniques of studying anthropology
About the Exam
For students seeking to earn an A-level award in anthropology, the AQA A-level Anthropology program is a series of four achievement exams used to measure students' knowledge of anthropology. These tests include two AS examinations and two A2 examinations, administered annually in June. Except one of the A2 examinations, which is one hour and 45 minutes long, each test is one hour and 30 minutes long.
Preparing for the AQA A-Level Anthropology
In addition to paying attention in your anthropology class, you can prepare for the AQA A-level Anthropology exams using this course. In it, a series of short, engaging lesson videos have been organized into content specific chapters. Start your review of a chapter by watching the lesson videos. After each lesson video, read its lesson transcript to reinforce your retention of the information presented. Then take its lesson quiz to discover topics you don't understand. To improve your understanding of these topics, you can use the video tags to return to the parts of the lessons that explained them. If you find a topics that confuses you, ask the instructors for assistance via the teachers tabs of the lessons. After each chapter, test your overall understanding of the topics covered in it by taking its practice chapter exam. Exam registration will completed through your school.
Scoring the AQA A-Level Anthropology
Your score on the AQA AS exams will be graded on a five-point scale as an A, B, C, D or E, and your A level qualification exams will be graded on a six point scale, same as the AS scale but with an additional A* grade. Fifty percent of your scores on the AS exams will measure your knowledge of anthropology and the other 50% will represent your ability to apply that knowledge, analyze arguments and interpret data. Meanwhile, 45% of the of the A2 exams will measure your knowledge and 55% will be related to your skills apply that knowledge, analyzing arguments and interpreting data. The topics covered in these exams are as follows:
The Unity and Diversity of Humanity
Exam topics covered: Biological aspects of anthropology including evolution and race; cultural aspects of the human body; the role of cognition and language in anthropology; social relationships; and the interactions between cultures and nature
What you will review: This study guide will help you review linguistic anthropology; theories of evolution; the biological and socio-cultural significance of the concept of race; theories and techniques of controlling and modifying the body; the use of classification and language; the organization of social relationships; and the interaction between nature and culture.
Processes, Practices and Consequences of Becoming a Person
Exam topics covered: The concept of personhood; the different stages in life and rituals associated with these stages; the concept of gender; factors that affect the creation and maintenance of an identity; and boundaries that define groups
What you will review: Review these lessons to learn more about the identity and personhood; different life stages; rituals and rites of passage; gender identity; human identity and autonomy; and boundaries that define separate social groups.
Global and Local Effects of Societies, Environments, and Globalization
Exam topics covered: Causes and consequences of the movement of people, the cultural role of ideas and material objects; local perspectives and concerns; changing cultural identities and how global developments influence them; and world issues
What you will review: This course will help you study the relationship between global and local environments; impact of globalization on local cultures and societies; human migration and the consequences of human movement; local perspectives; and world issues.
Methods and Investigations of Anthropology
Exam topics covered: How anthropological information is obtained; different ways anthropological data is shared; the relationship between the study of anthropology and society; and how to conduct a personal anthropological studies
What you will review: Use these lessons to study the different fields of anthropology; anthropological research techniques; sources of anthropological data; uses of artifacts to understand a culture; theoretical approaches to anthropological research; and the role of anthropology in society.
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