Head of Department: Mr Matthews

GCSE Sociology helps students to gain knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification. Students develop their analytical, assimilation and communication skills by comparing and contrasting perspectives on a variety of social issues, constructing reasoned arguments, making substantiated judgements and drawing reasoned conclusions.

By studying sociology, students will develop transferable skills including how to:

  1. Investigate facts and make deductions
  2. Develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
  3. Analyse and better understand the social world


Paper 1 – The Sociology of Families and Education

  • The sociology of families
  • The sociology of education
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Paper 2 – The Sociology of Crime and Deviance and Social Stratification

  • The sociology of crime and deviance
  • The sociology of social stratification
  • Relevant areas of social theory and methodology


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