Sociology GCSE

Course Detail

Mode of Study:

Level: 2

Duration: 1 year September to June

Awarding/validation body:  AQA

Course Overview

Sociology helps students to gain knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.


  • investigate facts and make deductions
  • develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
  • analyse and better understand the social world.

Course Highlights

-learn about classical sociologists including Durkheim, Marx and Weber their theories

-learn research methods to topics such as the family, education, crime and deviance.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

public service careers: police, health professional. Also career in the legal profession. Useful for Social work careers too.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Grade 3 for GCSE English Language and 2 other grade 3s or higher for GCSE English

2 Exams:

  • The sociology of families and education 1hr 45 mins
  • The sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification 1 hr 45 mins


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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