GCSE Sociology Tutors

If you are considering studying GCSE Sociology, The Profs take a look at the syllabus and options for further progression.

Why study GCSE Sociology?

Studying GCSE Sociology will deepen your understanding of the way in which we live together in modern society through the study of topics including family life, education, stratification and crime. If you are open-minded and inquisitive about the world in which you live, you will enjoy studying Sociology. Having an understanding of the way in which society is organised is in high demand by universities and employers.

GCSE Sociology is ideal for students who:

  • would like to study Sociology at a higher level
  • have an interest in society and human behaviour
  • may wish to work in a career where you can make a positive change in society, for example, social work, campaigning or charity work
  • want to develop skills in independent and critical thinking

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of how society is organised and how we experience life, for example, how people interact in groups, how society organises itself by class, gender or race and what impact institutions have on society. The study of Sociology includes insights into sociological theories, ideas and perspectives such as Marxism or feminism. Some of the founding sociological theorists and writers include Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber.

What is covered in GCSE Sociology?

During the course of your studies, you will learn about key sociological ideas such as Marxism, functionalism or structuralism. Subjects covered in GCSE Sociology commonly include:

  • Social structures, social processes & social issues
  • Families
  • Education
  • Crime & deviance
  • Social stratification
  • Sociological research methods

GCSE Sociology will develop your ability to see the world from different perspectives and you will learn how to apply different research methods to different sociological contexts. Your studies may open up discussions and debates about a range of issues such as:

  • The impact of anti-social behaviour in the community
  • The links between class and crime or education and crime
  • How has feminism changed attitudes to marriage in British society?

Studying GCSE Sociology will help you think about contemporary society and develop highly transferable analytical and communication skills including how to:

  • Investigate facts and draw conclusions
  • Develop opinions
  • Analyse and better understand the social world

What skills do I need for GCSE Sociology?

You do not need any previous experience to study the subject at GCSE. It would be helpful to have an interest in reading the news which will serve to relate the topics covered in GCSE Sociology to the wider world.

How is the work assessed for GCSE Sociology?

You will be assessed through two examinations at the end of your course. Each examination is 1 hour 45 minutes with a mixture of question styles including short and extended responses and multiple-choice questions.

Where does GCSE Sociology lead?

Studying GCSE Sociology allows you to develop many of the skills that are desired by universities and employers. A qualification in GCSE Sociology can prepare you for further study of Sociology at A level or alternative subjects such as Politics or Psychology. Future careers utilising the skills and knowledge gained may include charity work, journalism, social work, teaching, law enforcement or management.

How expert tutoring from The Profs can help you

The Profs offer tuition in Sociology including GCSE Sociology. Our tutors are top academics who have extensive experience of delivering private tuition. We provide face-to-face Sociology tuition in London and online Sociology tutors worldwide. Tutoring from The Profs can improve your comprehension and ability, expedite your learning and ensure you achieve the best possible grades. Why not contact us for a free consultation today.