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Exam Board and Specification:

AQA GCSE Sociology (9-1)

Main Course Content

Students develop a knowledge and understanding of social issues within British society by studying the following units.

The sociological approach

Social structures, social processes and social issues

  • Families
  • Education
  • Crime and deviance
  • Social stratification
  • Sociological research methods

Assessment Methods

Examination (100%)
There are two one hour and 45 minute examinations at the end of the course.

Recommended Resources

Students have access to the following textbooks:

Sociology GCSE for AQA (Collins).
Sociology Alive (Nelson Thornes).

Additional Support

A revision guide is provided for all students to support exam preparation. Individual support is available at key stages of the course.

Further Study/Career Pathways

A level and degree level study.

Related careers include:

  • Community Worker
  • Journalist
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Sector Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Housing Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Police Force
  • Social Researcher.

For more information please contact Mr Sissons at the Academy on 01384 253722