GCSE Sociology

Exam Board – AQA Syllabus: 3192

The Course

In Year 10 Students will learn about the key areas of the family and the education system, as well as how sociologists research these topic areas. Students will understand a range of sociological key terms and be able to apply this information to debates, essays and short answer questions.

In Year 11 the examination consists of a range of short mark questions ranging from 1, 2, 4 and 5 mark answers, as well as a 12 mark essay for each media, crime and inequality topic area. In lessons, students will be assessed through questioning, tasks and examination questions.

Assessment

The examination (at the end of year 11) consists of a range of short mark questions ranging from 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 mark answers, as well as a 12 mark essay for each education, family and research topic area. In lessons, students will be assessed through questioning, tasks and examination questions.

Where it leads

The nature of Sociology makes the subject an ideal choice for a range of careers and higher education option, Sociology has become a central part of specialist training courses for professions such as teaching, nursing, police, social work, journalism and management