Sociology (4190)

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GCSE Sociology (8192)

Sociology helps students develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding about society, and how sociologists study and understand its structures, processes and issues. Sociology is exciting, interesting and relevant to students' lives.

The GCSE Full Course (two unit) and Short Course (one unit) specification is fully examined, with no coursework. Students are encouraged to question evidence and issues and develop their critical and evaluation skills. There is a smooth progression from GCSE to A-level Sociology.

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Amended due to Changes to GCSEs. Short courses are no longer included in performance table headline measures.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Sociology
Specification code 4190
Certification code 4192 Full Course
4191 Short Course
QAN codes 50044369

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