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GCSE Sociology (including exam)

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GCSE Sociology (including exam)

This Course at a Glance

  • Study the theories of sociologists like Durkheim, Marx and Weber
  • Develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
  • Analyse and better understand the social world
  • Complete this GSCE in as little as 6 months
  • Learn from the comfort of home
  • Exam included

About your Diploma

By studying Sociology, you are taking the first real step towards understanding the deep and meaningful complexities and behaviours within society. The subject is an umbrella, under which sits the many elements that make up the human world, from cultural and social structures to inter-human relationships and our tribal nature.  
 
Through GCSE Sociology, you can begin to expand your understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.
 
You will develop your analytical, assimilation and communication skills by comparing and contrasting perspectives on a variety of social issues, constructing reasoned arguments, making substantiated judgements and drawing reasoned conclusions.
 
You will also learn how to apply various research methods to different sociological contexts, all of which will help you analyse and better understand the social world. With this knowledge and qualification, you will be able to pursue social studies at a higher level which could lead you towards careers in areas like Youth Work, Social Research, Community Development and more. 
 

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 a way that works for you, 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 and are available to help you if you get stuck or need support with your studies.
OUR PASS RATE
GCSEs (National Average 82.6%)
96%

Module 1: The Sociological Approach

Module 2: Social Structures, Social Processes and Social Issues

Module 3: Families
Included in this module:

  • Functions of families
  • Family Forms
  • Conjugal Role Relationships
  • Changing Relationships within Families
  • Criticisms of Families
  • Divorce

Module 4: Education
Included in this module:

  • Roles and Functions of Education
  • The Relationship Between Education and Capitalism
  • Educational Achievement
  • Processes within Schools

Module 5: Crime and Deviance
Included in this module:

  • The Social Construction of Crime and Deviance
  • Social Control
  • Criminal and Deviant Behaviour
  • Data on Crime

Module 6: Social Stratification
Included in this module:

  • Functionalist Theory of Stratification
  • Socio-Economic Class
  • Life Chances
  • Poverty as a Social Issue
  • Power and Authority
  • Power Relationships

Module 7: Sociological Research Methods

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you will need is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection to get started!

*Please note, all balances must be paid in full before you can book your exam.

*You will have access to the course for 18 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

 

 

At the end of each module, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA), which you will complete online and submit to your Tutor for marking. Once assessed, your Tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. When you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

*Please note, the qualification will be graded on a nine-point scale: 1 to 9 – where 9 is the best grade.

 

Sociology GCSE Grading

 

 

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provide examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres, they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

 

Upon successful completion of the modules and the exam at the end of the course, you will have gained a GCSE in Sociology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Developing your career

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

GCSE Sociology (including exam)

This Course at a Glance

  • Study the theories of sociologists like Durkheim, Marx and Weber
  • Develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
  • Analyse and better understand the social world
  • Complete this GSCE in as little as 6 months
  • Learn from the comfort of home
  • Exam included

About your Diploma

By studying Sociology, you are taking the first real step towards understanding the deep and meaningful complexities and behaviours within society. The subject is an umbrella, under which sits the many elements that make up the human world, from cultural and social structures to inter-human relationships and our tribal nature.  
 
Through GCSE Sociology, you can begin to expand your understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.
 
You will develop your analytical, assimilation and communication skills by comparing and contrasting perspectives on a variety of social issues, constructing reasoned arguments, making substantiated judgements and drawing reasoned conclusions.
 
You will also learn how to apply various research methods to different sociological contexts, all of which will help you analyse and better understand the social world. With this knowledge and qualification, you will be able to pursue social studies at a higher level which could lead you towards careers in areas like Youth Work, Social Research, Community Development and more. 
 

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 a way that works for you, 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 and are available to help you if you get stuck or need support with your studies.

Modules

Module 1: The Sociological Approach

Module 2: Social Structures, Social Processes and Social Issues

Module 3: Families
Included in this module:

  • Functions of families
  • Family Forms
  • Conjugal Role Relationships
  • Changing Relationships within Families
  • Criticisms of Families
  • Divorce

Module 4: Education
Included in this module:

  • Roles and Functions of Education
  • The Relationship Between Education and Capitalism
  • Educational Achievement
  • Processes within Schools

Module 5: Crime and Deviance
Included in this module:

  • The Social Construction of Crime and Deviance
  • Social Control
  • Criminal and Deviant Behaviour
  • Data on Crime

Module 6: Social Stratification
Included in this module:

  • Functionalist Theory of Stratification
  • Socio-Economic Class
  • Life Chances
  • Poverty as a Social Issue
  • Power and Authority
  • Power Relationships

Module 7: Sociological Research Methods

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you will need is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection to get started!

*Please note, all balances must be paid in full before you can book your exam.

*You will have access to the course for 18 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

 

 

Assessment

At the end of each module, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA), which you will complete online and submit to your Tutor for marking. Once assessed, your Tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. When you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

*Please note, the qualification will be graded on a nine-point scale: 1 to 9 – where 9 is the best grade.

 

Sociology GCSE Grading

 

 

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provide examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres, they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

 

Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the modules and the exam at the end of the course, you will have gained a GCSE in Sociology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Developing your career

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

OUR PASS RATE
GCSEs
96%
(National Average 82.6%)

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