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GCSE Sociology

NEW for September 2023, our GCSE sociology course offers you an insight into social life, social change, and the impact of social causes and human behaviour

This course can help you to develop your critical and analytical thinking skills, providing you with knowledge that can be used in your everyday life as well as in the workplace. It can open the doors to higher education or for new career prospects.

What are the next steps after my GCSE Sociology course?

Once you have completed the course, sat your exam and received your qualification, you can use your GCSE Sociology as a great basis for future study. For example, you could study social sciences, psychology or criminology. The GCSE qualification can help you to access higher education at A Level or University. You could also use it to go into career focused courses, such as adult or child focused sociology.

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Why study GCSE Sociology?

Studying GCSE Sociology can help you to gain a better understanding of the world around you as it is the study of human society, and you will learn about the different social structures, processes and issues that affect our society. Studying this subject will also help you to develop your critical thinking and communication skills as you will learn how to identify different perspectives on these issues, and you will develop the skills necessary to evaluate these perspectives.

GCSE Sociology can also help you to prepare for further study or a career in sociology. If you are interested in studying sociology at A Level or university, then GCSE Sociology is a great way to get started as it will give you a solid foundation in the basics of sociology, and it will also help you to develop the skills that you need to succeed in further study.

What does a GCSE Sociology course entail?

This course will also teach you about the different theoretical perspectives in sociology, such as functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. You will learn how to apply these theories to different social structures and issues, such as, the family, education, crime and deviance and many more. You also will explore the Sociological approach and research methods.

The assessment for GCSE Sociology is a two-hour written exam. The exam will test your knowledge of the different topics covered in the course, as well as your ability to apply sociological theories to real-life scenarios.

What are the next steps after a GCSE Sociology course?

If you enjoy sociology and want to learn more, you can continue your studies at A Level or university. A Level Sociology is a great way to develop your knowledge and understanding of sociology, and it will also prepare you for further study. GCSE Sociology can also prepare you for a new career – for example, you could work as a sociologist, a social worker, a teacher, a journalist.

If you don’t want to pursue a career in sociology, the skills learnt on the course can be valuable in other areas. For example, your critical thinking skills can be helpful in any field, and your communication skills can be helpful in any job that requires you to interact with others.

How often do courses run and how long is a course?

Our GCSE Sociology courses are planned to start in September and run for 6 months (30 weeks).

Studying sociology will give you…

Insight into how the world works

Our GCSE Sociology course will give you an insight into how people make decisions, communicate and feel.

Skills for work and home

Skills and theories of GCSE Sociology can be applied in your career or home life to help you better understand others.

Improved wellbeing

Studying and learning a new subject will benefit your mental health and also help in supporting your overall wellbeing.

How do I enrol?

1. Once you know you would like to study a GCSE with us, please book yourself an admission session. This is a chance for us to meet you, assess your current working level and ensure you are placed on the best course for you.

2. After your admission session, we will offer you a place on a course best suited to your ability. You can then enrol for this online. We will try our best to offer you a course at a convenient time and place for you based on your needs.

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