Facebook Pixel SGS College | Be Outstanding
SGS College

0800 0567 253
[email protected]

Apply for this course here:



GCSE Sociology Level 2 | GCSE (9-1) in Sociology

Information Apply


Download course information in PDF format


Sociology is a social science. It attempts to understand the world around us and our place within it by looking at society as a whole and theorising about people’s collective behaviour. It examines social structures, practices and relationships to make sense of the world. Sociology is split into a number of competing perspectives and much of sociological inquiry is about utilising theories and arguments to understand particular issues. Key themes in sociology include: inequality, power, social action, community, social divisions, culture and identity.

In this course you will study:

  • Families and households
  • Education
  • Methods
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Theory
  • How will I know how I am doing?

    There will be two written exams at the end of the year. Each exam is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

    What do I need to join?

    To enrol on the GCSE+ programme, applicants are expected to have a minimum grade profile of 2/3 in all subjects. Applicants will need to bring a marked piece of work to the interview. Entry tests in maths and English (and science if applying to a science subject) are required. The tests are usually held during the taster day.

    How will I learn?

    This GCSE course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.

    Work Experience

    You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is typically done in a week during term time. The aim of work experience is to provide learners with life experience in writing an exciting CV, to help them discover what full-time employment is like and to help them begin to think of potential career paths.

    What can I do next?

    Students who study GCSE Sociology typically go on to study this at A Level. Sociology requires similar abilities to that of English Language and Psychology, for that reason students go on to study subject combinations such as these at A Levels. Sociology teaches you how and why society works, it is useful in learning how to manage human interaction and teaches you many interpersonal concepts.

    Apply for this course

    course information last updated: Tuesday 25th January 2022 @ 8.30am (5 hours ago)

    Full time Prospectus

    Full-Time 2022-2023

    Download prospectus
    Here to help

    Need assistance?

    Enquire about this course

    More courses in this area

    GCSE All Subjects
    Full-time - Stroud Campus
    GCSE Biology
    Full-time - Filton Campus
    GCSE Chemistry
    Full-time - Filton Campus
    GCSE English Language
    Full-time - Filton Campus
    GCSE English Literature
    Full-time - Filton Campus
    View all courses

    Don’t let money hold you back

    Money Management Service at SGS College
    Money Management Service

    The MMS team are on hand to provide you with information on:

    Course fee waiver options Bursary support College meal schemes External support schemes Payment plan options Budgeting tips and tricks

    Find more information on what financial support options may be available to you

    Apply online

    AvailabilityOur Full-Time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

    Sep 2022
    Filton Campus
    Sep 2022
    Filton Campus
    Sports Academies

    Become part of our AcademyIn addition with all Full-time study routes, you can also apply to become part of our Sporting academies. If you wish to also apply, add your chosen Academy to your course basket along with your chosen course of study.

    WISE Campus
    American Football Academy Apply
    Athletics Academy Apply
    Basketball Academy Apply
    Boxing Academy Apply
    Cricket Academy Apply
    Female Football Academy Apply
    Female Rugby Union Academy Apply
    Golf Academy Apply
    Male Football Academy Apply
    Male Rugby Union Academy Apply
    Netball Academy Apply
    Table Tennis Academy Apply
    TEAMS Academy Apply

    Enquire about GCSE Sociology 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

    Back to top

    How old are you?