Exam board: Eduqas
Qualification type: GCSE
Course code: C200QS
Contact: Mr James –

Sociology is the study of different dimensions of society, and the ways that these impact us as members of our society. The term ‘society’ refers to the world around you, your community, your country, and all the different people and groups that exist, with their different cultures, beliefs, values, languages and religions – all of which make an impact on us directly or indirectly.

What will be studied?

Sociology gives students the opportunity to ask questions about aspects of society that will have an impact on their lives in thought provoking ways. Units studied at GCSE include:
• Social structures, social processes and social issues
• Families and households
• Education
• Crime and deviance
• Social stratification

Why study sociology?

Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture of everyday life. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance, and change or social evolution. While some sociologists conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro-sociology level of individual agency and interaction, to the macro level of systems and the social structure.

Assessment structure

• Exam paper 1 – 1 hour, 45 minutes
• Exam paper 2 – 1 hour, 45 minutes

Career opportunities

• Marketing
• Counselling
• Public relations
• Human resources
• Teaching