GCSE SociologyGCSE • Level 2
About the course
Are you interested in understanding society and the social world around you? GCSE 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. Students will develop their 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. By studying sociology, students will develop transferable skills including how to: Investigate facts and make deductions Develop opinions and new ideas on social issues Analyse and better understand the social world.
Course starts in September and exams are taken in May/June
Type of LearningAdult Learning
Study ModePart time evening course
GCSE English at grade 4/C or above will allow automatic entry onto this course depending on interview. However potential students can also sit a diagnostic assessment if they do not have a recent GCSE.
This course is split into 4 modules. 1 - Families and Households, 2- Education, 3-Crime and deviance, 4 - Social stratification. Assessed across two papers. Paper 1 assesses your understanding of topics 1 and 2. And paper 2 assesses your understanding of topics 3 and 4
You are assessed through 2 exams at the end of the course
Careers & Progression
What can GCSE Sociology lead to?... Employment areas include: Education Policing Social Work Local authority Marketing. A GSCE in Sociology can also lead to Joint Honour Qualifications at Burnley college such as Sociology and Crime, or Sociology and Education.