Sociology

GCSE Sociology aims to broaden students’ minds, helping them to see their world from different perspectives and in new and thought-provoking ways. Students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students’ lives

Course content

Paper 1: The sociology of families and education

  • The sociology of families
  • The sociology of education
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Paper 2: The sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification

  • The sociology of crime and deviance
  • The sociology of social stratification
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

It is suitable for students with no prior knowledge of the subject. Students will develop their understanding of complex social structures, empirical investigation and constructing balanced arguments, as well strengthening their analytical and research skills. Sociology can be studied further at college and is relevant to a number of vocational qualifications.