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GCSE Sociology

Exam Board: AQA

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


This is a linear qualification. In order to achieve the award, students must complete all assessments at the end of the course and in the same series. Students will sit two 90-minute papers

Enrichment Opportunities

Visits to University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, Parliament visit, Guest Speakers, Criminology club, Active Citizenship competitions







Year 10

Terms 1 and 2

Introduction to Sociology

Families & Households

Terms 3 and 4

Research Methods

Education part I

Terms 5 and 6

Education part II

Social Stratification Part I

Year 11

Terms 1 and 2

Social Stratification Part II

Crime & Deviance Part I

Terms 3 and 4

Crime & Deviance Part I Education part II

Revision & Exam Skills

Terms 5 and 6

Revision and Exam skills

External Exams (exact date TBA by exam board)