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GCSE Sociology - exams not included

This course at a glance

  • Understand key sociological theory
  • Develop strong analytical and communication skills
  • Learn how to apply research methods to different sociological contexts
  • Complete this GSCE in as little as 6 months
  • Opens up exciting new avenues of study
  • Study around your existing commitments

Studying your GCSE

GCSE Sociology gives you the knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues. You will do this through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.

By studying Sociology, you will develop transferable skills. You will learn how to investigate situations, make deductions and develop opinions about a range of social issues.

You will be taught how to analyse and better understand the sociological world through the development of analytical skills. This will allow you to compare and contrast perspectives on a host of social issues.

The course also includes key ideas from classical sociologists such as Durkheim, Marx and Weber. Their views of the world and their contribution to the development of the discipline should inform your own understanding of this complex subject.

You will also learn how to apply research methods to different sociological contexts.

You will be able to apply sociological knowledge to a range of social issues, using structured analysis and reasoned arguments. This will enable you to progress to further study such as A level or an Access to HE Diploma.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading online based college, so all your learning materials and assignments are accessible through an online student portal.

We don’t operate any physical classes or rigid timetables. Once you are enrolled, you can start learning straight away.

You will be given a dedicated login and you will have instant access to your course material and assignments. That means you can learn in way that works for you, rather than what suits us. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

You will also have an expert tutor to help you throughout your sociology GCSE. They will provide guidance and give feedback on your assignments. They are Available to help you it you get stuck or need support with your studies.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in Sociology allows you to go on to study either at A Level, complete an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma. All of which can allow you to go on to study Sociology or other Social Sciences at degree level.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • The sociological approach
  • Social structures, social processes and social issues
  • Families
  • Education
  • Crime and deviance
  • Social stratification
  • Sociological research methods

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

If you decide to take the GCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an GCSE in Sociology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

GCSE Sociology isn't just about learning social facts, it delves deeper, equipping you to unlock the secrets of how society operates. You'll analyse key areas like families, education, and crime, learning to question assumptions and think critically about the forces shaping your own life and the world around you. By exploring different perspectives and developing valuable critical thinking skills, you'll gain the power to examine, argue, and participate actively in your community. Ultimately, it empowers you to understand and engage with the world you live in.
GCSE Sociology is a great choice as it trains you to think critically, analyse information, and build strong arguments. These skills are valuable across many subjects and careers, from law and journalism to social work and business. You'll also develop research and communication skills, essential for further study and work. As for opportunities, while not essential for specific careers, Sociology broadens your understanding of society, which can be valuable in many fields. It can also be a stepping stone to A-Level Sociology or related degrees like Social Policy or Criminology, opening doors to careers in areas like research, teaching, or social work.
At learndirect, our online A-Level Sociology course doesn’t have entry requirements, but a GCSE in the subject would be very beneficial. GCSE Sociology lays the groundwork for A-Level by introducing key concepts, theories, and research methods. Mastering the GCSE level builds your confidence and familiarity with these, so you'll be better equipped to handle the increased depth and complexity of A-Level material. So, while it's possible to skip GCSE, starting with it offers numerous benefits, making your A-Level journey smoother, more rewarding, and ultimately more successful.
While a GCSE in Sociology alone won't directly qualify you for specific jobs, it equips you with valuable skills that enhance employability across various fields. You'll have developed critical thinking, analysis, communication, and research skills highly sought after in many professions. Having the GCSE demonstrates your interest in social issues and understanding, potentially setting you apart in applications requiring good research and communication skills. Ideally, this GCSE serves as a stepping stone to A-Level Sociology or related degrees, opening doors to more specialised careers in social sciences. If you obtain a sociology-related degree, you could pursue careers in social work, community development, social research, marketing, police and probation services, human resources and more.
No, the exam is not included in this course option. The course prepares you to take the exam, and you can add this later if you decide to complete it.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th April

GCSE Sociology - exams not included

This course at a glance

  • Understand key sociological theory
  • Develop strong analytical and communication skills
  • Learn how to apply research methods to different sociological contexts
  • Complete this GSCE in as little as 6 months
  • Opens up exciting new avenues of study
  • Study around your existing commitments

Studying your GCSE

GCSE Sociology gives you the knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues. You will do this through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.

By studying Sociology, you will develop transferable skills. You will learn how to investigate situations, make deductions and develop opinions about a range of social issues.

You will be taught how to analyse and better understand the sociological world through the development of analytical skills. This will allow you to compare and contrast perspectives on a host of social issues.

The course also includes key ideas from classical sociologists such as Durkheim, Marx and Weber. Their views of the world and their contribution to the development of the discipline should inform your own understanding of this complex subject.

You will also learn how to apply research methods to different sociological contexts.

You will be able to apply sociological knowledge to a range of social issues, using structured analysis and reasoned arguments. This will enable you to progress to further study such as A level or an Access to HE Diploma.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading online based college, so all your learning materials and assignments are accessible through an online student portal.

We don’t operate any physical classes or rigid timetables. Once you are enrolled, you can start learning straight away.

You will be given a dedicated login and you will have instant access to your course material and assignments. That means you can learn in way that works for you, rather than what suits us. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

You will also have an expert tutor to help you throughout your sociology GCSE. They will provide guidance and give feedback on your assignments. They are Available to help you it you get stuck or need support with your studies.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in Sociology allows you to go on to study either at A Level, complete an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma. All of which can allow you to go on to study Sociology or other Social Sciences at degree level.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • The sociological approach
  • Social structures, social processes and social issues
  • Families
  • Education
  • Crime and deviance
  • Social stratification
  • Sociological research methods

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

If you decide to take the GCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained an GCSE in Sociology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

GCSE Sociology isn't just about learning social facts, it delves deeper, equipping you to unlock the secrets of how society operates. You'll analyse key areas like families, education, and crime, learning to question assumptions and think critically about the forces shaping your own life and the world around you. By exploring different perspectives and developing valuable critical thinking skills, you'll gain the power to examine, argue, and participate actively in your community. Ultimately, it empowers you to understand and engage with the world you live in.
GCSE Sociology is a great choice as it trains you to think critically, analyse information, and build strong arguments. These skills are valuable across many subjects and careers, from law and journalism to social work and business. You'll also develop research and communication skills, essential for further study and work. As for opportunities, while not essential for specific careers, Sociology broadens your understanding of society, which can be valuable in many fields. It can also be a stepping stone to A-Level Sociology or related degrees like Social Policy or Criminology, opening doors to careers in areas like research, teaching, or social work.
At learndirect, our online A-Level Sociology course doesn’t have entry requirements, but a GCSE in the subject would be very beneficial. GCSE Sociology lays the groundwork for A-Level by introducing key concepts, theories, and research methods. Mastering the GCSE level builds your confidence and familiarity with these, so you'll be better equipped to handle the increased depth and complexity of A-Level material. So, while it's possible to skip GCSE, starting with it offers numerous benefits, making your A-Level journey smoother, more rewarding, and ultimately more successful.
While a GCSE in Sociology alone won't directly qualify you for specific jobs, it equips you with valuable skills that enhance employability across various fields. You'll have developed critical thinking, analysis, communication, and research skills highly sought after in many professions. Having the GCSE demonstrates your interest in social issues and understanding, potentially setting you apart in applications requiring good research and communication skills. Ideally, this GCSE serves as a stepping stone to A-Level Sociology or related degrees, opening doors to more specialised careers in social sciences. If you obtain a sociology-related degree, you could pursue careers in social work, community development, social research, marketing, police and probation services, human resources and more.
No, the exam is not included in this course option. The course prepares you to take the exam, and you can add this later if you decide to complete it.
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