Why choose this specification?

  • 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. This specification encourages students to take a questioning approach to evidence and issues, thus developing their critical, evaluative skills.
  • A simplified specification, with no tiering and no coursework requirements.
  • This specification has been developed to enable a smooth progression. Students who do this GCSE Sociology specification will be prepared when moving on to AS and A-Level Sociology.