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Sociology GCSE

The GCSE Sociology course is designed to improve the learner's knowledge on our society and how groups and individuals work within society.

/ AQA GCSE / OSC49

£414.00 or only £175.00 initial deposit

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Course Title:Sociology GCSE

Awarding Body:The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

The primary goal of this GSCE course is provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge on Sociology, so that you can take this GCSE and use it to explore a career within this niche or even progress onto further education.

Whether you are interested in becoming a social worker, family support worker or social researcher; during this home study course you will learn about how social and socially-influenced factors – such as family, education, ethnicity and social class, etc. – can shape people. In turn, you will be given the chance to examine society at large; look for links between these factors and determine how they can inform an individual’s opinion, feelings and actions.

This truly is an enlightening course that has got plenty of scope to broaden your understanding and comprehension of Sociology. From learning about family forms, changing relationships and divorce, to education and capitalism, social control, deviant behaviour, social stratification and social research methods; each of the 5 modules on this course will help to broaden, expand and equip you with the resources to professionally explore this rewarding career field.

This 12 month course has been exclusively designed for home study, meaning you can acquire the exact same skills/qualifications you would in college without ever having to step into a classroom.

Instead at a time, pace and location of your choosing, you will be able to mould this course to fit around your current family, work or social commitments and still receive a fully accredited GCSE qualification.

This is perfect if you’re looking to get back into education, as this course can offer you an easy, pressure free way to learn on your own terms.

Course Info

Course Title:Sociology GCSE

Awarding Body:The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is needed in order to enrol onto this GCSE Sociology course, making it ideal for anyone considering a career in the social sector.

Assessment

This course is assessed using 2 paper-based examinations that are designed to test your knowledge of the course syllabus.

Paper One: The Sociology of families and education – during this written 1 hour and 45 minute exam you will be assessed on your understanding of the sociology of families, education and areas of social theory and methodology. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate your knowledge of the entire course (to show a deeper understanding of these topics). This exam is marked out of 100, and will make up 50% of your GCSE.
• Exam layout – 2 sections (A & B) consisting of two multiple choice questions in each, as well as a range of short and extended responses.

Paper Two: The Sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification – during this 1 hour and 45 minute written exam you will be tested on your knowledge of sociology of crime, deviance and social stratification. In addition, you will be questioned on relevant areas of social theory and methodology to enable you to demonstrate your deeper understanding of the whole course. This exam is marked out of 100 and makes up to 50% of your GCSE.
• Exam layout – 2 sections (A & B) consisting of two multiple choice questions in each and a range of short and extended responses.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a GCSE in Sociology awarded by the AQA that will be graded based on the new 9-1 scale (9 being the highest grade and equivalent to A* under the old system).

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Unit 1: Families
• Functions of families
• Family forms
• Conjugal role relationships
• Changing relationships within families
• Criticisms of families
• Divorce

Unit 2: Education
• Roles and functions on education
• The relationship between education and capitalism
• Educational achievement
• Processes within schools

Unit 3: Crime and Deviance
• The social construction of crime and deviance
• Social Control
• Criminal and deviant behaviour
• Data on crime

Unit 4: Social stratification
• Functionalist theory of stratification
• Socio-economic class
• Life chances
• Poverty as a social issue
• Power and authority
• Power relationships

Unit 5: Sociological research methods
• Research design
• Quantitative and qualitative methods
• Different types of data
• Primary and secondary sources
• Interpretation on data
• Practical issues
• Ethical issues

This course is provided in online format. After enrolment you will receive login details to access the course materials. 

You will get full tutor support via email and receive feedback on your assignments from expert tutors.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC.

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Course Description

The primary goal of this GSCE course is provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge on Sociology, so that you can take this GCSE and use it to explore a career within this niche or even progress onto further education.

Whether you are interested in becoming a social worker, family support worker or social researcher; during this home study course you will learn about how social and socially-influenced factors – such as family, education, ethnicity and social class, etc. – can shape people. In turn, you will be given the chance to examine society at large; look for links between these factors and determine how they can inform an individual’s opinion, feelings and actions.

This truly is an enlightening course that has got plenty of scope to broaden your understanding and comprehension of Sociology. From learning about family forms, changing relationships and divorce, to education and capitalism, social control, deviant behaviour, social stratification and social research methods; each of the 5 modules on this course will help to broaden, expand and equip you with the resources to professionally explore this rewarding career field.

This 12 month course has been exclusively designed for home study, meaning you can acquire the exact same skills/qualifications you would in college without ever having to step into a classroom.

Instead at a time, pace and location of your choosing, you will be able to mould this course to fit around your current family, work or social commitments and still receive a fully accredited GCSE qualification.

This is perfect if you’re looking to get back into education, as this course can offer you an easy, pressure free way to learn on your own terms.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is needed in order to enrol onto this GCSE Sociology course, making it ideal for anyone considering a career in the social sector.

Assessment

This course is assessed using 2 paper-based examinations that are designed to test your knowledge of the course syllabus.

Paper One: The Sociology of families and education – during this written 1 hour and 45 minute exam you will be assessed on your understanding of the sociology of families, education and areas of social theory and methodology. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate your knowledge of the entire course (to show a deeper understanding of these topics). This exam is marked out of 100, and will make up 50% of your GCSE.
• Exam layout – 2 sections (A & B) consisting of two multiple choice questions in each, as well as a range of short and extended responses.

Paper Two: The Sociology of crime and deviance and social stratification – during this 1 hour and 45 minute written exam you will be tested on your knowledge of sociology of crime, deviance and social stratification. In addition, you will be questioned on relevant areas of social theory and methodology to enable you to demonstrate your deeper understanding of the whole course. This exam is marked out of 100 and makes up to 50% of your GCSE.
• Exam layout – 2 sections (A & B) consisting of two multiple choice questions in each and a range of short and extended responses.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

This course is provided in online format. After enrolment you will receive login details to access the course materials. 

You will get full tutor support via email and receive feedback on your assignments from expert tutors.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC.

Unit 1: Families
• Functions of families
• Family forms
• Conjugal role relationships
• Changing relationships within families
• Criticisms of families
• Divorce

Unit 2: Education
• Roles and functions on education
• The relationship between education and capitalism
• Educational achievement
• Processes within schools

Unit 3: Crime and Deviance
• The social construction of crime and deviance
• Social Control
• Criminal and deviant behaviour
• Data on crime

Unit 4: Social stratification
• Functionalist theory of stratification
• Socio-economic class
• Life chances
• Poverty as a social issue
• Power and authority
• Power relationships

Unit 5: Sociological research methods
• Research design
• Quantitative and qualitative methods
• Different types of data
• Primary and secondary sources
• Interpretation on data
• Practical issues
• Ethical issues

Awarding Organisation

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a GCSE in Sociology awarded by the AQA that will be graded based on the new 9-1 scale (9 being the highest grade and equivalent to A* under the old system).

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

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£414.00 or only £175.00 initial deposit

Method of study

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