IGCSE Sociology

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Course Description

This IGCSE Sociology Studies Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

This course will help students develop an understanding of Sociology which is a study of people in society as a whole. It is the task of the Sociologist to unravel how 'nurture' or 'social' factors can influence the lives of people as individuals, groups or wider society.

What will be in the examinations?

Candidates must take both papers and the papers have the following structure:

Paper 1: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Paper 2: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Who is the awarding body?

The awarding body is University of Cambridge International Examinations.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

Cambridge IGCSE Sociology Syllabus code 0495.

Previous Knowledge Required

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 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  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 quizzes to help you gauge your progress.

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.

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Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Online £295.00 Nil £295.00
Instalment Option 1 Online £160.00 £48.75 X 4 months £355.00
Instalment Option 2 Online £88.75 £88.75 X 3 months £355.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.


Paper 1

  • Candidates answer one compulsory question on sociological research methods and three optional questions on culture and socialisation; social stratification and inequality and power and authority.
  • This examination equals 60 percent of total 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.

Paper 2

  • Candidates answer three optional questions on the family; education; crime, deviance and social control and the mass media.
  • This examination equals 40 percent of total 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.

We will be explaining what the references above to the’ syllabus units’ mean as we go through the course. You don’t need to worry about this now.

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.


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