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Need to know

Content and concepts

In this section of the exam, you'll be answering questions on employment, families and the elderly. For this, you should know about:

  • Health needs of the elderly
  • Housing needs of the elderly
  • The needs of the unemployed - jobs, money
  • Inequality between different elderly people because of wealth, health and housing
  • Inequality between families
  • New technology and its impact on jobs
  • The role of individuals, families, government and voluntary organisations in meeting the needs of people such as the elderly, unemployed and those on low incomes

Before the exam

Before your Standard Grade exam, you should revise each of these topics.

Knowledge and Understanding questions for this Syllabus Area will be based on three different concepts -

  • Equality
  • Ideology
  • Need

Questions could be based on the elderly, employment and unemployment or families in the UK.


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