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GCSE Sociology

  • STRODE'S COLLEGE
  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

GCSE Sociology helps you to gain knowledge and understanding of British society through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.

You will develop 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.

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.

Course Code

FP2GSOC1S0

End Date

Fri, 23 May 2025

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 3 including English Language.

Course information

1 Year

In the classroom

Paper 1 The Sociology of Families and Education:
The Sociology of the Family
The Sociology of Education.
Relevant areas of Social Theory and Methodology

How is it assessed

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
100 marks
50% of GCSE

Paper 2 The Sociology of Crime and Deviance and Social Stratification
The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
The Sociology of Stratification
Relevant areas of Social Theory and Methodology

How it’s assessed

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
100 marks
50% of GCSE

GCSE Sociology

Level 3 A level Sociology and then careers in policing, teaching, journalism, law, and social work

Level 2 – GCSE