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GCSE Sociology (including exam)

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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 exciting new avenues of study.
  • This course bundle includes course materials and exams.

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 understanding of this complex subject.

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

After 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 enable you to progress to further study such as A level or an Access to HE Diploma.

This course bundle includes all the course material and the two exams you will need to gain your GCSE sociology.

Your exams will be at an exam centre near to you. We will aim to find you a place within 50 miles of your postcode, subject to centre capacity and exam availability. 

The exams will explore all the topics covered throughout your studies. The exams will be a mix of multiple-choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses.

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 personal login and have instant access to your course material and assignments. That means you can learn in a 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.

Your exams will be at an exam centre near to you. We will aim to find you a place within 50 miles of your postcode, subject to centre capacity and exam availability. 

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

Requirements

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

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.

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 exciting new avenues of study.
  • This course bundle includes course materials and exams.

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 understanding of this complex subject.

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

After 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 enable you to progress to further study such as A level or an Access to HE Diploma.

This course bundle includes all the course material and the two exams you will need to gain your GCSE sociology.

Your exams will be at an exam centre near to you. We will aim to find you a place within 50 miles of your postcode, subject to centre capacity and exam availability. 

The exams will explore all the topics covered throughout your studies. The exams will be a mix of multiple-choice questions followed by a range of short and extended responses.

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 personal login and have instant access to your course material and assignments. That means you can learn in a 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.

Your exams will be at an exam centre near to you. We will aim to find you a place within 50 miles of your postcode, subject to centre capacity and exam availability. 

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

Requirements

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

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.

Hear from our past Students

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