Sociology GCSE

Sociology is the study of how people create, organise and sustain their societies. This GCSE will help you to make sense of the society you live in, aiding your understanding of cultural and identity issues that affect your daily lives and the lives of those you live alongside you.
To study sociology you will need a keen interest in analysing and questioning how human action shapes and is shaped by what is around us. You will learn about how society works, the contemporary processes and structures of British society in terms of family, education, mass media, social inequality and research methods.

Examination Board & Specification: GCSE AQA Sociology 8192

Assessment method: 100% examination.
Multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses.

Overview of Course
Year 10 and 11

Paper 1 Paper 3
Autumn
Year 1
Introduction of GCSE Sociology
The Sociology of Families
The Sociology of Education
Spring
Year 1
The Sociology of Families
The Sociology of Education
Theory and Methods
Summer
Year 1
The Sociology of Families
The Sociology of Education
Theory and Methods
The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
The Sociology of Social Stratification
Autumn
Year 2
The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
The Sociology of Social Stratification
Theory and methods
Spring
Year 2
The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
The Sociology of Social Stratification
Theory and methods
Summer
Year 2
Revision and Exams – all papers