The aim of this book is threefold. Firstly, we wish you to take an active part in your own education. The subject core for sociology A level developed by the Schools Curriculum and Assessment Authority identifies the skills of interpretation, application and evaluation as the central skills that candidates must demonstrate in any A level sociology examination, whether advanced or advanced supplementary. Interpretation means that you should be able to look at different types of text, such as tables or newspaper articles, and be able to communicate your understanding of them. Application is the ability to take sociological and non-sociological material and use it in relevant ways to answer the questions set. Evaluation means being able to assess sociological debates and arguments through a consideration of evidence.