Long Road Sixth Form College

GCSE Sociology

Long Road Sixth Form College
In Cambridge

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Typology GCSE
Location Cambridge
Duration 1 Year
  • GCSE
  • Cambridge
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

GCSE. Sociology attempts to understand how society works. It examines how the individual interacts with society and its institutions. Sociologists study areas such as education, family, poverty, crime and deviance and research methods. You will examine a range of questions on social issues such as why class, gender and ethnic inequalities still exist in society. There are two units on this.

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Government funding available

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Cambridge (Cambridgeshire )
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Long Road, CB2 8PX

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· Requirements

: Four Grade Ds at GCSE.

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Course programme


Sociology (GCSE)
GCSE

Sociology attempts to understand how society works. It examines how the individual interacts with society and its institutions. Sociologists study areas such as education, family, poverty, crime and deviance and research methods. You will examine a range of questions on social issues such as why class, gender and ethnic inequalities still exist in society. There are two units on this course.

Unit 1

Studying Sociology: You will be introduced to the sociological approach and the concepts and explanations sociologists use to look at society. This may include social processes such as socialisation and social issues such as inequality.

Family: You will study the changing structure of the British family: for example, the presence of diverse family forms in Britain today adn changing patterns of marriage and divorce.

Education: You will look at the contemporary education system from a sociological perspective: for example, the structure of the education system and the variations in achievement between different social groups.

Unit 2

Crime and Deviance: You will learn about the way sociologists explain criminal and deviant behaviour, including the influence of poverty and stereotyping and the usefulness of crime figures for the researcher.

Mass Media: You will be introduced to the media as a means of communication in contemporary: for example, the power of the media to stereotype and label groups and the importance of developments such as the Internet.

Social Inequality: You will explore the nature of stratification involving the unequal distribition of wealth, status and power: for example, different levels of stratification based on class, gender, ethnicity, age and religion.

Assessment

Two one and a half hour examinations.

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