GCSE Sociology


Study online AQA GCSE Sociology (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same GCSE studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will pass this exam with ease.


Study the AQA GCSE Sociology course entirely online to achieve this core and credible qualification. GCSE Sociology allows you to explore the way modern life has developed and the impact of conflict, culture and politics on today’s society.

Learn about families, social influence, crime and deviance, and social stratification to name a few. This fascinating social science GCSE Sociology course will show employers and educators that you have transferrable skills and qualifications to build upon. You can be confident you will achieve this with a 98% pass rate last year.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

GCSE Sociology is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK.

  • Accredited OFQUAL regulated qualification awarded by AQA 
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans
  • Help with your CV and LinkedIn Profile

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Introduction
  • Unit 2 – The Sociological Approach
  • Unit 3 – Families and Their Functions
  • Unit 4 – Families
  • Unit 5 – Education
  • Unit 6 – Crime and Deviance
  • Unit 7 – Social Stratification
  • Unit 8 – Social Stratification: Poverty and Power
  • Unit 9 – Sociological Research Methods
  • Unit 10 – Preparing for the Exam

Syllabus: (8192)   Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

AQA is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

AQA Upskill Online UK

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams. A pass grade is set at grades 4 / 5 and is formally a grade C). 9 is the highest grade equivalent to an A*. Each paper makes up 50% of this GCSE qualification.

  • Paper 1 – Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes – 50% of GCSE grade.
  • Paper 2 – Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes – 50% of GCSE grade.

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this GCSE Sociology course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have learnt. They do not count towards your overall GCSE Sociology qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for GCSE Sociology are £198 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an AQA Sociology GCSE qualification. Specification (8192).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A good standard level of reading and written English is required and is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

150 hours

What Next?

After you’ve successfully completed this GCSE Sociology course, you could progress onto our A Level Sociology course or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or related sectors. You can also use this GCSE Sociology qualification to get into college, Sixth Form or higher education courses.


The GCSE Sociology course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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