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Social Science Pathway — GCSE Programme

Social Sciences and Humanities

Course ID: 173532

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 1 year course.
  • GCSE qualification.
  • Ideal for students who are interested in pursing a career in social work, research, policing and much more.
  • Access full support and guidance from our passionate and dedicated teaching team.
  • Utilise our fantastic resources and facilities to help you reach your full learning potential.
  • Study in an inclusive, safe and respectful learning environment.

What to expect from the course

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, you'll 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

Psychology is a subject that offers a unique journey of self-discovery. Not only will it help you to interpret the behaviour of those around you – it also enables you to analyse your own interactions with different personality types, and what drives you to react in different situations.

By learning how to scientifically study the mind, you’ll be able to make observations on human behaviour. From exploring what motivates and challenges us, to how we change – psychology helps us to tackle both personal and social problems.


GCSE Sociology
GCSE Psychology
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE English

Why study with us?

Studying Sociology here means that you will have the opportunity to take part in plenty of enrichment ranging from fundraising for causes that are important to you, trips to local landmarks and relevant museums, and you will also have the opportunity to get involved with excursions abroad! Students are provided with a range of in house opportunities too such as prisoner talks, university preparation days and guest speakers.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Studying at a higher level such as A Levels and university. This course equips you with skills needed to gain successful employment in careers such as research, police, social work and plenty more! Sociology is all about studying people, society and the world - and every career needs these skills!

Example careers

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You will need to have 2 Grade 4's or a level 1 equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. All students aged 16-18 without GCSE English and maths at C or above will work towards these qualifications while on their course.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


This course is only available to learners aged 16-18 at the start of the course and is free.

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