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Social Science Pathway — GCSE Programme

Course information

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

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

This course leads to...

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!

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.

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.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163978

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


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

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