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IGCSE Sociology gives you fascinating insight into the study of people in society. You will look at the individual, group and societal levels and how they interact.

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Description

IGCSE Sociology

Course code: 0495

Delivery method: Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: CIE IGCSE Sociology

Awarding body: CIE

IGCSE Sociology gives you fascinating insight into the study of people in society. You will look at the individual, group and societal levels and how they interact.

This course will prepare you for study at A-Level as well as giving you a better understanding of society around you.

This is the E-book version of the course with the full course content and quizzes, but without tutor support or Tutor Marked Assessment (TMA) marking. If you would like to add tutor support onto your course, please contact us as this can be added on for just £35 per course if you are already a student with us.

Sociology GCSE online course

Sociology course overview

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by CIE), you will have achieved an internationally recognised CIE IGCSE Sociology (0495) qualification.

Skills gained

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of sociology.
  • Learn how sociologists unravel how social factors influence people.
  • Understand the complexity of family education, ethnicity, social class and gender.
  • Understanding the concept of group behaviour.
  • Appreciate how statistics can aid a social science.

Course outline

This course is divided into 2 units:

Unit 1: Paper 1

Exam Availability:  June

Written examination: 2 hours 30 mins

  • Candidates answer one compulsory question on sociological research methods.
  • The candidate will answer three optional questions on culture socialisation, social stratification and inequality, power and authority (60 marks).
  • The compulsory question in Section A will be based on source material. The question will carry one third of the marks for the paper. Candidates should spend approximately 45 minutes answering this question. Section A will test Syllabus Unit 1.
  • Sections B to D will consist of structured questions based on stimulus material. The stimulus will take the form of a short quotation or statement from a sociological source. Sections B to D will test Syllabus Units 2 to 4. There will be two questions related to each of these units

Unit 2: Paper 2

Exam Availability: January and June

Written examination: 1 hours 45 mins

  • Candidates answer three optional questions on the family; education; crime, deviance and social control and the mass media. (40 marks).
  • The candidate will answer three optional questions on culture socialisation, social stratification and inequality, power and authority (60 marks).
  • The three questions will be structured around some stimulus material. The stimulus will take the form of a short quotation or statement from a sociological source. Candidates will answer three questions from Sections A to D.
  • Paper 2 will test Syllabus Units 5 to 8. There will be a choice of two questions related to each of these units.

Assessment

The CIE IGCSE Sociology qualification is gained once the two exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by CIE and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.

This is the E-book version of the course with the full course content and quizzes, but without tutor support or Tutor Marked Assessment (TMA) marking. If you would like to add tutor support onto your course, please contact us as this can be added on for just £35 per course if you are already a student with us.

Method of study

Online 

The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).

The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

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