Sociology GCSE | Social Science Home Schooling | Oxford Home Schooling

    Sociology GCSE

    Oxford Home Schooling’s Sociology GCSE course prepares students to sit the AQA 8192 specification.

    The specification is covered in six modules. The student’s knowledge will be reinforced by submitting Tutor-marked Assignments, which are formative assessments to help students understand the level they have reached and the level expected by examiners. There are 7 Tutor-marked Assignments and 2 practice examination papers.

    The six modules are as follows:

    • Module One: The Sociological Approach
    • Module Two: The Family
    • Module Three: Education
    • Module Four: Crime and Deviance
    • Module Five: Stratification
    • Module Six: Sociological Research Methods

    Explore how societies work. Apply Now! 

    Online Course? Paper Based? Somewhere in between? It’s your choice!

    All of our GCSE Psychology students receive:

    • Traditional printed learning materials
    • Access to our online resources with on-the-go access to all your regular lessons
    • Unmatched support by a fully qualified teacher online and by phone
    Learn more about Hybrid Online Learning


    Paper 1: The Sociology of Families and Education

    • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
    • 100 marks
    • 50% of GCSE

    Paper 2: The Sociology of Crime and Deviance and Social Stratification

    • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
    • 100 marks
    • 50% of GCSE

    In both papers, students will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study in order to show a deeper understanding of these topics.

    Course Duration and Study Time

    When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you. Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.

    200 hours of study are recommended for this course.

    Course price

    Our Sociology GCSE course fee is £395.

    You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £79 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £39.50.

    You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

    This support includes:

    • Marking all assignments for the course
    • Written answers to specific study problems
    • Telephone contact

    When you begin this course, you will agree to an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.

    Hi! We are currently open and an experienced Student Adviser is available to answer any questions you may have. Our number is 0800 0 111 024

    Request a call back

    What Next?

    The study of Sociology allows you to pursue careers in social work, community development and family support as well as many others.

    Students frequently go on to study Sociology at A level and University.

    Explore how societies work. Apply Now! 


    The Oxford Home Schooling Sociology GCSE course is a stand-alone course which does not require an additional textbook. However, you will find that your knowledge of the study of society is considerably broadened by carrying out some additional reading. We strongly recommend the book below. Other additional reading suggestions are recommended throughout the course.

    AQA GCSE Sociology Student Book