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GCSE Sociology

Subject Area
Sciences
Qualification Gained
AQA GCSE Sociology
Study Level
School Leavers, GCSE
Duration
1 year Full-time
Start Date
05/09/2022
Study Mode
Full-time

  Overview

This GCSE is available in Pathway 3 only.

Our one-year Sociology GCSE gives a flexible approach to learning.  The course is divided into topics giving you the opportunity to study the sociology of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.

You will develop your analytical, assimilation and communication skills by comparing and contrasting perspectives on a variety of social issues, constructing reasoned arguments, making substantiated judgements and drawing reasoned conclusions.

  Key Info

By studying sociology, you will develop transferable skills including how to:

  • Investigate facts and make deductions
  • Develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
  • Analyse and better understand the social world
  • The Sociological Approach
  • Social Structures, Social Processes and Social Issues
  • Families
  • Education
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Social Stratification
  • Sociological Research Methods

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at a minimum grade 3 or D. You will also need a grade 3 or D in at least 2 other GCSE subjects.

English and Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course. If you have achieved a Grade 4 but wish to improve your grade you will be able to as part of the GCSE Pathway programme.

AQA’s GCSE Sociology consists of two exam papers that are externally assessed.
Each Paper is a 1 hour 45 minutes, 100 marks, 50% of total GCSE.

Each paper has 2 parts, section A and B.  Each section consists of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing.

The following are what you will expect to be assessed on as part of each exam.

Paper 1: The sociology of families and education

  • The sociology of families
  • The sociology of education
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Students will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of these topics.

Paper 2: The sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification

What’s assessed

  • The sociology of crime and deviance
  • The sociology of social stratification
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Students will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of these topics.

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study or employment.

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

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