GCSE Sociology

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 22 lessons, which include the following topics:

Module 1 – Introduction to Sociology

  • What is Sociology?
  • The Family

Module 2 – Education and Stratification

  • Education

Module 3 – The welfare State and Poverty

  • The Welfare State
  • Poverty

Module 4 – Politics and Employment

  • Politics
  • Work
  • Unemployment

Module 5 – Population

  • Population
  • Urbanisation

Module 6 – Social Control and Deviance

  • Social Control
  • Deviance

Module 7 – Mass Media

  • How does the Mass Media influence us?
  • The Power of the Mass Media

We are also currently enrolling on the new Sociology GCSE for exams in Summer 2019 and beyond.

This will be under the AQA Syllabus 8192. For more information, please call and speak to a student adviser.

The Sociology Specification

Our GCSE Sociology course prepares students for AQA GCSE Sociology 4190 for last exams in Summer 2018.

We are also enrolling on the new AQA GCSE Sociology 8192 for exams in Summer 2019 and beyond.


For Summer 2018 exams: 

Paper 1

  • Studying Society; Education; Families
  • Students Answer All the Questions in 3 sections
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of the overall mark

Paper 2

  • Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; Power; Social Inequality
  • Student choose to answer three sections from a choice of four
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of the overall mark

The course will be graded A* to G.

For exams in Summer 2019 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 gratification
  • 50% of GCSE
  • 1 hour 45 minutes

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

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