Access to Level 3
Sociology GCSE is available on our Access to Level 3 programme. This one-year qualification enables you to extend your range of GCSE qualifications in order to progress to A level courses. Students will gain GCSE or equivalent qualifications four of English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, ICT, Sociology and Film Studies.
Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Click here for a full list of Course Costs
You will be introduced to what Sociology is all about and examine key concepts that help us understand society. You will study why sociologists believe the family is so important and look at changing patterns of family life which have resulted in a wide range of family types.
You will study the functions of the education system, looking at differences between gender, ethnicity and social class in terms of who does best in our education system.
You will look at the different types of research methods sociologists use and their strengths and weaknesses.
You will learn about the different sociological explanations for the causes of crime such as inequality, poor family life and poverty.
You will look at different forms of status and inequality in society such as those linked to gender, class and ethnicity.
- 100% exam
- At last 3 GCSEs at Grade 4.
- Grade 3 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths.
- Students who have not achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths must retake these in addition to GCSE Sociology.