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This online GCSE in Sociology is based on the Cambridge International syllabus. You can study the course online from anywhere around the world and sit your examinations locally.

GCSE Sociology explores aspects of social relationships, processes and structures; giving you the chance to develop a greater understanding of human societies and the role of continuity and change in social life. This GCSE will provide you with the solid understanding you need to know in preparation for the further study of Sociology at A-Level.

For the full duration of your study time you will have full tutor support to help and assist you through your learning experience and journey.

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Online GCSE Sociology (0495) Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK or Internationally.
How long is the course? 1 year.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? Cambridge International GCSE Sociology.
What can I do with the qualification? Study A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, International Baccalaureates (IB).
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 2 Diplomas, USA GED, Hong Kong HKCEE, Singapore O-Level, Indian CBSE.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I enrol? At any time.

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Your online GCSE Sociology course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.

Examinations for GCSE Sociology are held every year in the June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.

GCSE Sociology (0495) Syllabus

This course will cover the following areas of study:

  • 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.

Examination Information

  • The qualification consists of 2 examination papers.
  • Paper 1: 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.
  • Paper 2: 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.