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Sociology GCSE

The course is made up of five units.

Studying Society: How do people live together in a more or less ordered community?

Education: Is the purpose of education to prepare you for the world of work or to help social mobility? How is a student’s performance influenced by their background?

Families: Different types of families, the role of men and women, the way in which family structures have changed in recent years.

Crime and Deviance: What is criminal and deviant behaviour? What makes people break the rules of society?

Social Stratification: How is society divided into different classes? How your position in society depends upon factors such as gender, race and age and how this influences your opportunities in life.