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  • IGCSE Sociology

    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.

    • Course Description

      IGCSE Sociology

      Course code: HSIG10

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE Sociology

      Awarding body: Edexcel

      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.

    • Sociology course overview

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE Sociology (4SOC) 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: January and 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 Edexcel IGCSE Sociology qualification is gained once the two exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel 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.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Online

      Study anywhere, at a time and pace that suits you, and on any smart device connected to the internet, by selecting our online IGCSE course. Our online courses are delivered in bite-sized sections with lessons, activities and test papers, perfect to squeeze in when you are commuting on the bus or you can work towards gaining your qualification as you eat lunch.

      Delivered on our digital learning environment, you will enjoy a complete learning experience that can travel with you anywhere, without the mess and fuss of heavy paper materials.

      Tutor support

      Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      What do I do next?

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