GCSE Sociology

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GCSE Sociology

GCSE Sociology

Sociology offers an understanding of family life, education, stratification, poverty, politics, work, unemployment, population, urbanisation and crime – in other words a broad analysis of how we live together in modern society.

Content of the Sociology GCSE Course

The Sociology GCSE Course covers the entire syllabus in 18 lessons and contains 10 Tutor-marked Assignments, two of which are practice examination papers

The Arrangement of Lessons

Module One: The Sociological Approach

1. The Sociological Approach: Social Structures, Social Processes and Social Issues
2. Introduction to Research Methods in Sociology

Module Two: The Family

3. Family Functions and Forms
4.Conjugal and Family Relationships
5.Criticisms of Families and Divorce

Module Three: Education

6. The Roles and Functions of Education
7. Education: Capitalism and Achievement
8. Processes within Schools

Module Four: Crime and Deviance

9. Social Control
10. The Social Construction of Crime and Deviance
11. Criminal and Deviant Behaviour; Data on Crime

Module Five: Stratification

12. Theories of Stratification
13. Socio-Economic Class and Life Chances
14. Poverty as a Social Issue
15. The Causes of Poverty
16. Power: Authority and Relationships

Module Six: Sociological Research Methods

17. Theory and Design
18. Interpreting Data and Ethics

The Sociology Specification

We are currently enrolling students on the  AQA GCSE Sociology 8192 for exams in Summer 2020 and beyond.


Paper 1

  • The sociology of families and education
  • 50% of GCSE
  • 1 hour 45 minutes

Paper 2

  • The sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification
  • 50% of GCSE
  • 1 hour 45 minutes

This course will be graded using the new 9-1 grading system.


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