GCSE Sociology offers a completely new way of looking at the social world for students. It allows them to gain knowledge and understanding of the social structures and processes that they exist within as well as analysing current issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification. We question ‘common sense’ perceptions of society through examining controversial debates from a range of sociological viewpoints.
Students will develop analytical, critical and communication skills by comparing and contrasting perspectives on a variety of debates, constructing reasoned arguments, making substantiated judgements and drawing reasoned conclusions.
By studying sociology, students will develop transferable skills including how to:
- investigate facts and make deductions
- develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
- analyse and better understand the social world