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Sociology IGCSE

/ CIE IGCSE / UOL49

The IGCSE Sociology course is designed to improve the learners knowledge on our society and how groups and individuals work within society.

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course duration: 200 hrs

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Course Description

IGCSE Sociology Sociology is the study of people in society. It examines people as social beings on the individual, group and societal level. It can be defined as: ‘the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies.’Sociology is thus a social science (like psychology or anthropology), rather than a physical one (such as physics, chemistry or biology).

It is the task of the sociologist to unravel how ‘nurture’ or ‘social’ factors influence people at the level of the individual, group or wider society. Sociologists consider how social and socially-influenced factors such as family, education, ethnicity, social class and gender can play a part in shaping individual identities.

Sociologists also consider group behaviour. For example, a sociologist may study how an office team work, or how people’s behaviour is affected by those of their colleagues or work associates. They may also question how factors such as gender or class influence our behaviours as individuals and in group contexts. We have deliberately designed the course to make it as interactive as possible with lots of self-assessment exercises for you to carry out. But we don’t leave it there for we give you a comprehensive answers so that you can gauge how much you have learned. As well as that, we set you exam-type questions which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises.

Modules

Paper 1:
Unit 1: Research Methods
Unit 2: Culture and Socialisation
Unit 3: Social stratification and Inequality
Unit 4: Power and Authority

Paper 2:
Unit 5: Family
Unit 6: Education
Unit 7: Crime, deviance and social control
Unit 8: The Media

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study this course.

Assessment

NB. Students are required to contact the Cambridge Board independently to locate a test centre and arrange examinations. Candidates must take both papers. The papers have the following structure: Paper 1: 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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: 1 hour and 45 minutes. 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 Cambridge IGCSE Sociology Syllabus code 0495.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

The CIE (University of Cambridge International Examinations) is a world leading provider of international qualifications, indeed it is the largest such provider in the world. The CIE is utilised in 150 countries and helps more than 1.5 million students achieve their goals every year What makes educators around the world choose Cambridge? In short, recognition. The Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as equivalent in status and academic rigour to a UK GCSE.

The Cambridge IGCSE is excellent preparation for follow up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. What makes educators around the world choose Cambridge? In short, recognition. The Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as equivalent in status and academic rigour to a UK GCSE. The Cambridge IGCSE is excellent preparation for follow up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. What makes educators around the world choose Cambridge? In short, recognition.

The Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as equivalent in status and academic rigour to a UK GCSE. The Cambridge IGCSE is excellent preparation for follow up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

course description

Course Description

IGCSE Sociology Sociology is the study of people in society. It examines people as social beings on the individual, group and societal level. It can be defined as: ‘the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies.’Sociology is thus a social science (like psychology or anthropology), rather than a physical one (such as physics, chemistry or biology).

It is the task of the sociologist to unravel how ‘nurture’ or ‘social’ factors influence people at the level of the individual, group or wider society. Sociologists consider how social and socially-influenced factors such as family, education, ethnicity, social class and gender can play a part in shaping individual identities.

Sociologists also consider group behaviour. For example, a sociologist may study how an office team work, or how people’s behaviour is affected by those of their colleagues or work associates. They may also question how factors such as gender or class influence our behaviours as individuals and in group contexts. We have deliberately designed the course to make it as interactive as possible with lots of self-assessment exercises for you to carry out. But we don’t leave it there for we give you a comprehensive answers so that you can gauge how much you have learned. As well as that, we set you exam-type questions which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study this course.

assessment

Assessment

NB. Students are required to contact the Cambridge Board independently to locate a test centre and arrange examinations. Candidates must take both papers. The papers have the following structure: Paper 1: 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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: 1 hour and 45 minutes. 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 Cambridge IGCSE Sociology Syllabus code 0495.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

support

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrollment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

modules

Modules

Paper 1:
Unit 1: Research Methods
Unit 2: Culture and Socialisation
Unit 3: Social stratification and Inequality
Unit 4: Power and Authority

Paper 2:
Unit 5: Family
Unit 6: Education
Unit 7: Crime, deviance and social control
Unit 8: The Media

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

The CIE (University of Cambridge International Examinations) is a world leading provider of international qualifications, indeed it is the largest such provider in the world. The CIE is utilised in 150 countries and helps more than 1.5 million students achieve their goals every year What makes educators around the world choose Cambridge? In short, recognition. The Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as equivalent in status and academic rigour to a UK GCSE.

The Cambridge IGCSE is excellent preparation for follow up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. What makes educators around the world choose Cambridge? In short, recognition. The Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as equivalent in status and academic rigour to a UK GCSE. The Cambridge IGCSE is excellent preparation for follow up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. What makes educators around the world choose Cambridge? In short, recognition.

The Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as equivalent in status and academic rigour to a UK GCSE. The Cambridge IGCSE is excellent preparation for follow up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.