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GCSE Sociology

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Overview

  • 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 new exciting 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 facts and make deductions and develop opinions and new ideas on social issues.

You will be taught how to analyse and better understand the social 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.

At the conclusion of your course you will understand core sociological terms and concepts concerned with social structures, social processes and social issues.

You will be able to apply sociological knowledge to a range of social issues, using structured analysis and reasoned arguments. This will allow you to build on your knowledge through A-level or Access to Higher Education courses.

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 all your course material and assignments. That means you can learn in way that works for you, rather than what suits us.

You will also have a tutor to help you throughout your sociology GCSE. They will provide guidance and give feedback on your assignments. They are also available to if you get stuck or you have some personal challenges that could impact 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

Requirements

Great news! To start this course there are no pre-entry requirements. To start straightaway all you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection!

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. 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 unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, if you decide to take an exam, after passing you’ll have gained a GCSE in Sociology, which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

  • 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 new exciting 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 facts and make deductions and develop opinions and new ideas on social issues.

You will be taught how to analyse and better understand the social 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.

At the conclusion of your course you will understand core sociological terms and concepts concerned with social structures, social processes and social issues.

You will be able to apply sociological knowledge to a range of social issues, using structured analysis and reasoned arguments. This will allow you to build on your knowledge through A-level or Access to Higher Education courses.

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 all your course material and assignments. That means you can learn in way that works for you, rather than what suits us.

You will also have a tutor to help you throughout your sociology GCSE. They will provide guidance and give feedback on your assignments. They are also available to if you get stuck or you have some personal challenges that could impact 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

Requirements

Great news! To start this course there are no pre-entry requirements. To start straightaway all you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection!

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. 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 unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, if you decide to take an exam, after passing you’ll have gained a GCSE in Sociology, which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

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