Specification at a glance

Specification at a glance

GCSE Sociology requires students to sit one written paper for the Short Course and two written papers for the Full Course.

This specification is available for assessment in the summer of each year.

There are no previous learning requirements.

GCSE Sociology (Short Course) 4191

Unit 1: Studying Society; Education; Families (41901)

Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins

90 marks – 100%

Three compulsory topic areas

Topic 1 – Candidates answer all questions

Topic 2 and 3 – Candidates answer six compulsory questions and one question from a choice of two

Examination available in June

 

GCSE Sociology (Full Course) 4192

Unit 1: Studying Society; Education; Families (41901)

Written Paper – 1 hour 30 mins

90 marks – 50%

Three compulsory topic areas

Topic 1 – Candidates answer all questions

Topic 2 and 3 – Candidates answer six compulsory questions and one question from a choice of two

Unit 2: Crime and Deviance; Mass Media; Power; Social Inequality (41902)

Written Paper - 1 hour 30 mins

90 marks - 50%

Candidates choose three topic areas from four options for each topic area chosen.

Candidates answer six compulsory questions and one question from a choice of two.