Sociology

Sociology (GCSE)

Examination Board: EDUQAS

Staff Contacts: Ms M Williams (Head of Department)

mwilliams@deptfordgreen.lewisham.sch.uk

Course Outline: 3 years, 100% exam,

Mark scheme: 9-1

What will I Study?

There will be a mixture of substantive topical issues relating to crime, education and family. These will be studied alongside a critical understanding of research techniques. Put simply, Sociology focuses on important trends within society and questions why they exist. Issues will range from “why do men commit more crime?” to “why does inequality exist?”

How will I be assessed?

Component 1: Understanding Social Processes

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes
50% of qualification
100 marks

Component 2: Understanding Social Structures

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes
50% of qualification
100 marks

Post-16 Pathways: A level Sociology, Psychology, Law, Government and Politics, Philosophy and Health and Social Care.

Career Opportunities: In the twenty first century, an increasing number of work opportunities will involve working with other people and addressing their needs whether in education, social work, health care and the criminal justice system. GCSE Sociology will give you a better understanding of how British society ‘works today’.