International GCSE Sociology

Online Course (CIE)

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£275 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
12 Months
Level 1/Level 2 GCSE in Sociology
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price & must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

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This International GCSE 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.


Level 1/Level 2 GCSE in Sociology


This course covers 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?

Specification code

IGCSE Sociology CIE: 0495

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.

Who is this course for?

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.


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.

Career path

IGCSE Sociology could lead on to further study in Sociology at A-level or more vocationally-related courses.

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