GCSE Sociology


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GCSE Sociology

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Achieve your GCSE Sociology qualification without the stress of classrooms or deadlines!

GCSE Sociology offers students an engaging and insightful exploration of the fundamental aspects of human society and social behaviour. Delve into the intricacies of our social world, examine key concepts such as social structures, institutions, culture, and identity.

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GCSE Sociology is a popular choice among students who want to go on and study sociology and other social studies at A Level, as well as students who have a more general interest in sociology.

When you enrol in this online GCSE Sociology course, you’ll be supported every step of the way by our personal tutors and friendly student team, who will guide you to pass your exams and achieve the highest score possible for you.

Please note: You are able to complete this course without sitting exams; however, in order to achieve a full GCSE Sociology qualification, exams are mandatory.

Course Benefits

Divided into 7 distinct units, GCSE Sociology has been designed to give students a holistic understanding of sociology that they can use in their GCSE exams. This course will:

  • Allow you to achieve the popular GCSE Sociology qualification
  • Offer you in-depth feedback and high-quality tutor support
  • Give you the opportunity to study from the comfort of your own home, without the pressure of classrooms or deadlines

Course Units

Qualification Number: 603/0798/5

Unit 1: The Sociological Approach

Unit 2: Sociological Structures, Social Processes, and Social Issues

Unit 3: Families 

Unit 4: Education

Unit 5: Crime and Deviance 

Unit 6: Social Stratification 

Unit 7: Sociological Research Methods


In order to achieve the GCSE Sociology qualification, you must sit two written exams (Paper 1 & Paper 2) at an exam centre. There is a separate fee to book your exams, which is paid directly to the exam centre at the time of booking. We’ll help you book your exams when you’re ready, and suggest booking them in advance to ensure your place. Exams take place in May and June.

Paper 1:

  • 1 hour and 45 minutes written exam
  • 50% of overall GCSE Sociology marks
  • You’ll be assessed on: The sociology of families; The sociology of education; Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Paper 2:

  • 1 hour and 45 minutes written exam
  • 50% of overall GCSE Sociology marks
  • You’ll be assessed on: The sociology of crime and deviance; The sociology of social stratification; Relevant areas of social theory and methodology

Required Knowledge

There are no requirements to enrol onto this course.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of your exams, you’ll be awarded an AQA GCSE Sociology qualification.


From the time you enrol, you’ll be supported by our team of personal tutors and support staff to ensure you have everything you need to pass your exams.

Preparing and revising for exams can feel overwhelming, but we believe it doesn’t have to be. You’ll have access to a range of self-assessment exercises and tutor marked study questions to help you understand and consolidate your learning, and our tutors will work to mentor you towards success.

Whether you have a quick question or require more detailed guidance, rest assured our team is here for you.

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You have 2 years to complete this course, but can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs.

You will be able to take your exams at the nearest possible exam centre to you. We’ll assist in the booking of your exams and make sure you can get to the most practical location!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Students who reside outside of the United Kingdom are able to study our GCSE courses. However, examinations must occur within the UK.

There are no prerequisites or required qualifications to study this course.

In other words, if you’re reading this, you’re ready!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

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