International GCSE Sociology

This IGCSE Sociology Distance Learning Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of measuring, processing and communication of financial and non financial information. The course will provide you with an in-depth study of the full CIE Sociology specification helping you achieve the IGCSE Sociology qualification. You will find this course extremely valuable if you are looking to progress onto A Level Sociology, seeking a progression route for further training whilst employed or would just like to study this subject as a hobby.

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Course Description

This International GCSE 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.

Sociology Paper 1 code: 0495/12 (54% of total IGCSE marks)

Sociology Paper 2 code: 0495/22 (46% of total IGCSE marks)



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.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


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.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.


There are two papers for this qualification which will cover the following content:-


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?


Social inequality


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?


There are two exams for this IGCSE, one of which is 2 hours 15 minutes and the other is 2 hours long. Grades A* – G are available.

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at [email protected] in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.


Awarding Organisation

University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.


knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full Cambridge specification.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.


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