Sociology GCSE

Sociology GCSE

Sociology is the fascinating study of human society and social groups. It aims to increase our understanding of the world by looking at how social institutions and structures such as families, the education system, the criminal justice system and the media can affect our individual behaviour.

Sociologists are interested in exploring processes such as socialisation and social control. By doing so, we can understand how our society works and issues such as inequality, racism and rising crime rates.

This is an interesting course, which will develop your understanding of these issues. It is divided into the following units: Studying Society; Education; Social Stratification; Families and Crime and Deviance.

Contact

For general enquiries, please contact: admissions@newcollege.ac.uk

Entry requirements

A GCSE at grade 3/D or above in GCSE English Language. No previous knowledge of Sociology is required, but you should have a keen interest in understanding society and social issues.

Future career and study opportunities

Studying Sociology will help you develop a wide range of analytical and communication skills that will be useful in all areas of employment and further study. This GCSE will lay a solid foundation for you to progress to a wide range of A-Level programmes and lead to many careers including teaching, journalism, social work, health care, law, the police, advertising, marketing and local government.

Work experience/Careers Extra

This course does not contain a specific work experience component but many of the skills you will learn are essential to employability. If needed, our Employability Team can help you find local work placements that will support the course.

Additional resources/costs

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also need to contribute to any courses and visits you take part in, but costs are kept to a minimum.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other full-time course, email admissions@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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