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Draft WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Sociology (for teaching from 2017)

Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC is developing a reformed GCSE (9-1) Sociology qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2017. This qualification is designed to meet regulatory requirements in England. The draft specification can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Sociology page.

Qualifications Wales is considering whether GCSE qualifications developed for use in England can be made available in Wales, where no reformed specification is being developed for use in Wales. We understand that it is Qualifications Wales' intention to make these GCSEs available in Wales, however, details are yet to be confirmed. We will provide an update when we have more information.

Current Sociology GCSE Specification

WJEC GCSE Sociology comprises two units and can also be offered as a short course. Learners will be able to study various forms of human society and their effect our culture, social organisations and individual lives. Learners will develop the skills to understand the relationships between individuals, groups, institutions and societies. Learners will be offered a choice of topics that include the family, mass media, education, sport, crime and deviance, work, power and global citizenship.

The WJEC GCSE in Sociology is popular with centres for a number of reasons including: the clarity of the specifications and assessment material; access to free on line resources and the high quality of service provided by WJEC staff. 

WJEC provides, and will continue to provide GCSE Sociology qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.

For centres in England: GCSE (9-1) Sociology from 2017

Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC is developing a reformed GCSE (9-1) Sociology qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2017. This qualification is designed to meet regulatory requirements in England. The draft specification can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Sociology page.

Where no reformed specification is being developed for use in Wales, Qualifications Wales is considering whether GCSE qualifications developed for use in England can be used. We understand that it is Qualifications Wales' intention to make these GCSEs available in Wales, however, details are yet to be confirmed. We will provide an update when we have more information.

Join Our Team: Become an Examiner or Moderator

We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and/or Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series. If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.


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Online Exam Review

Our OER website contains a collection of interactive units that bring together a number of elements including general data, exam questions, their marking schemes and examiner comments. Examination review is provided online; a presentation giving details of this provision is now available on the website.

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For any further information, please contact: 

Joanna Lewis - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5167
E-mail: joanna.lewis@wjec.co.uk

Eira Morgan - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5183
E-mail: eira.morgan@wjec.co.uk   

 

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GCSE Sociology Examiners' Report Summer 2017
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Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2017 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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