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Sociology GCSE (Distance Learning) at National Extension College *Fees Payable*

Course description


Our distance learning Sociology GCSE course is the perfect beginning for anyone wishing to pursue a profession in areas such as the media, care, the law or any other role dealing with society. This home study course looks at the way people relate with one another, the way society is structured, crime, mass media, social inequality and education, among other topics. Studying sociology will give you a better idea of how different groups in society relate to each other, the way modern life has developed and the impact of conflict, culture and politics on society. Whether you want to pursue this subject area in later life or not, it will give you a fascinating insight into the way society works.

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.

Course content

Unit 1: Studying society; education; familiesModule 1: Studying societyModule 2: Research processesModule 3: FamiliesModule 4: Education
Unit 2: Crime and deviance; mass media; power; social inequalityModule 5: Crime and devianceModule 6: The mass media
Module 7: Power
Module 8: Social inequality


Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required for this course.


This course follows specification 4190 from the awarding organisation AQA. Full details of the specification can be obtained from AQA's website.

Two exams: 1hr30m (50% of marks) and 1hr30m (50% of marks)
Sixteen assignments
No coursework
All exams must be taken in the same session

Financial information


It’s your choice: pay in full and discount your course fees, or spread the cost with our finance offer. To pay in instalments, you will need to enrol by telephone.

Representative example:

Course fee:  £395
Deposit:  £39.50
Amount of credit:  £355.50
Monthly payment:  £59.25
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:  £395
Rate of interest:  0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.  

For enrolments in the UK there are no additional postage and packing charges. For enrolments outside of the UK the following postage and packing charges apply:

  • EU – £75 for the first course and £40 for second and subsequent courses
  • Rest of the world – £130 for the first course and £70 for second and subsequent courses






Further information

This course is entirely self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact National Extension College *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015
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