GCSE Sociology

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Why do some groups of people do better in education than others? What is social class? GCSE Sociology provides an insight into living in modern Britain. It explores the influence of major institutions such as the family, and the education system etc. The course also investigates the significance of social factors such as social class, race & ethnicity and gender As part of the AQA GCSE specification, students will examine the impact of various social institutions upon individuals and groups, such as the media, the education system, the family and the criminal justice system.

If you are 16-18, this GCSE will be one of five you will choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 15 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial. You will be required to do Maths and English Language as two of your five GCSEs unless you already have these qualifications and grade C or above. Please note that you may be required to re-sit your Maths and / or English Language as one of your five if you require higher than a grade C for your progression onto A Level.

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