This IGCSE Sociology will help students analyse, social relationships, processes and structures. This will give you a greater understanding of society and how things can change in social life.
The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.
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The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.
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Cambridge Course Code(s): 0495
Cambridge Exams: June & November
Cambridge Study Hours: 130 Hours
This IGCSE Sociology Course will allow you to explore aspects of social relationships, processes and structures; as a result, you will develop a greater understanding of human societies and the role of continuity and change in social life. You will evaluate critically a variety of different social, economic and political structures and therefore learn more about the sociological method, and developing an ability to assess different forms of information and evidence.
Theory and methods
- How do different sociologists interpret society?
- How do sociologists study society?
- What types of information and data do sociologists use?
Culture, identity and socialisation
- What is the relationship between the individual and society?
- How do we learn to be human?
- What is social stratification?
What are the main features of social inequality and how are these created?
- What are the different types of family?
- How are family roles changing?
- What are the changes affecting the family?
- What is the function of education?
What factors help to explain differences in educational achievement?
Crime, deviance and social control
- What are crime, deviance and social control?
- What are the patterns of crime?
- What are the explanations of crime?
- Who controls the media?
- What is the influence of the media?
Written examination: 2 hours (including 15 minutes reading time)
Availability: June and October
Assessment overview: Candidates answer one compulsory data response question and one optional structured question from a choice of two. This paper test content from Units 1, 2 and 3.
54% of grade
Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes (including 15 minutes reading time)
Availability: June and October
Assessment overview: Candidates answer two optional structured questions from a choice of four. This paper test content from Units 4, 5, 6 and 7.
46% of grade