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Achieve a GCSE in Sociology, from home-You will have 12 months to complete the full GCSE Sociology course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base sociology, the GCSE Sociology course is ideal for:

  • Students who are planning to study sociology at A-Level
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career involving sociology such as a social worker, family support worker and social researcher

With the GCSE sociology course you will:

  • Consider how social and socially-influenced factors such as family, education, ethnicity, social class and gender can play a part in shaping individuals
  • Learn how to examine society at large and look at correlations between factors; for example, ethnicity or class
  • Develop transferable skills of analysis and the presentation of clear, logical arguments

Cours Content

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  • Functions of families
  • Family forms
  • Conjugal role relationships
  • Changing relationships within families
  • Criticisms of families Divorce [/accordion]

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  • Roles and functions on education
  • The relationship between education and capitalism
  • Educational achievement
  • Processes within schools [/accordion]

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  • The social construction of crime and deviance
  • Social Control
  • Criminal and deviant behaviour Data on crime [/accordion]

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  • Functionalist theory of stratification
  • Socio-economic class
  • Life chances Poverty as a social issue
  • Power and authority
  • Power relationships [/accordion]

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  • Research design
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Different types of data
  • Primary and secondary sources
  • Interpretation of data
  • Practical issues
  • Ethical issues [/accordion] [/agroup]

ASSESSMENT

To achieve a GCSE in Sociology you will be assessed across all the above units. All units will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: The sociology of families and education

What’s assessed

  • 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.

How it’s assessed:

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

Questions:

  • Section A has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses
  • Section B has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses

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.

How it’s assessed:

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

Questions:

  • Section A has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses
  • Section B has two multiple choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses

COURSE DURATION

You will have 12 months to complete the full GCSE Sociology course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

STUDY METHOD

This course enables you to study for a GCSE Sociology by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent online or by post, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!

COURSE OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in Sociology. The awarding body is AQA. It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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Yes! Our GCSE course is accredited by awarding body AQA. [/accordion]

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You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. [/accordion]

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No extra reading is required for the completion of this course. [/accordion]

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You will need to take the official GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for any exams and practicals included in this course yourself.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre. The highest grade you can achieve with this course is Grade 5.

For students wishing to achieve grade 6-9, please choose our GCSE Biology – Higher Tier course.

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For this particular course, examination centres charge a substantial fee to take your exams and practical assessments, which is why we thoroughly recommend you conduct further research into this before enrolling. [/accordion]

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You are still able to study this GCSE course, but the British Council Approved Centres, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres. [/accordion]

[accordion title=”WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE MY COURSE PACK?” connect=”626″] It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. [/accordion]

Course Curriculum

Unit 1
FAMILIES 2 months, 1 week
Unit 2
EDUCATION 2 months, 1 week
Unit 3
CRIME AND DEVIANCE 2 months, 1 week
Unit 4
SOCIAL STRATIFICATION 2 months, 1 week
Unit 5
SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS 2 months, 1 week

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