GCSE – Sociology


Sociology is a critical and questioning discipline and does not necessarily provide those who study it with ready-made answers. Students new to Sociology will need to bring an inquiring and open mind because they will be confronted with ways of thinking about society that are very different to what they are used to.

  • Who Is This Course For?

    Sociology is a critical and questioning discipline and does not necessarily provide those who study it with ready-made answers. Students new to Sociology will need to bring an inquiring and open mind because they will be confronted with ways of thinking about society that are very different to what they are used to.

    Sociology allows you to gain an understanding of the society you live in through the study of contemporary issues. The Sociology taught at Wyke has been developed around a core syllabus, which emphasises aspects of society that will be relevant to you. You will study: Family, Education, Poverty, Social Differentiation, Crime and Deviance and the Sociology of Work.

  • Course Details:

    Exam Board

    This is a one-year course in which the student is examined in 1 paper, which is worth 80% of all the marks. There is also coursework where students complete a piece of sociological coursework, and is worth 20% of all the marks.

    No prior knowledge of Sociology is required and students of all ability levels are welcome to take this subject. The topics covered at GCSE level include The Family, Education, Poverty, Crime and Social Stratification.

  • Progression:

    Students who successfully pass their single level two year at Wyke can look to progress onto level three at the College or use their qualifications to access another course, apprenticeship or employment opportunity offered by another provider.