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Our Online GCSE Sociology Course is the international version. This course provides knowledge and understanding of human societies. On this course, you will learn about sociological concepts, theories and research and evaluate them. Additionally, you will develop an understanding of continuity and change in social life.
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This course will teach you the Cambridge International IGCSE Sociology syllabus (0495). You'll study 8 units:
For a full breakdown of course content, download the IGCSE Sociology Brochure.
All of your lessons and assessments are available on CloudPort - our Moodle-based learning environment (Moodle VLEs are used by most colleges and universities in the UK).
Start with lesson 1 and work through the course in a linear pathway or choose to jump to the section that you need. Your learning is completely flexible and allows you to set your programme of learning around the skills you need.
Submit assessments as you work through the course. Get instant results and feedback on activities to track your progress. Use these assessments as learning launchpads, allowing you to focus your time on the topics you need to brush up on.
You will have access to all course materials, assessments and tutor support for 12 months from the day of enrolment. Extensions are available for students who wish to study over a longer period.
You are not alone! You will be assigned a personal 1:1 tutor on your day of enrolment. Your tutor will remain by your side, throughout your learning journey until you get qualified.
All tutors are qualified teachers and subject matter specialists who will ensure you have the correct guidance and support when you need it. As a CloudLearn student you will have unlimited access to tutor support.
CloudLearn GCSEs and A-Levels are structured around formative assessments allowing you to test your knowledge as you work towards qualification. Before taking your exam you will submit a mock exam to give you the practise you need before the big day.
When ready we arrange your exam. We have agreements with exam centres all over the UK. Our students also take advantage of preferential pricing due to the volume of students we channel to exam centres.
As part of your enrolment service package we will make all the arrangements for your final exam. This includes locating a centre and booking the relevant exam/s. Exam fees are additional.
Exam fees can be bundled using the Exam Bundles drop down when adding to basket. Have a look on our Exams Page for a detailed explanation of this service.
The CIE IGCSE Sociology exam is available in May/June and November each year. It is assessed over 2 exam papers:
We generally ask that you book written exams at least 6 months in advance.
Booking your exam after the booking deadline will incur late fees (available for one month after deadline) and high late fees (available up until exam entry closure).
Choose to pay in full or spread the cost over our 6 months interest-free payment plans.
We offer longer payment plans of 12, 24, 36 or 48 months. These extended plans are subject to interest. For more details contact our student advisors on 0330 111 4006 or visit our payment plan page.
By participating in our Online GCSE Sociology Course, you will gain a wide-range of skills that can be used in a variety of degrees and professions. By developing your understanding of sociological method, including the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, you will improve your cognitive processes and strategies. You will also bolster your critical thinking and reasoning skills through developing an awareness of social, economic and political processes, and their effects. We also encourage students to be conscientious and adaptable learners by stimulating awareness of the range and limitations of sociological theory and research.
Furthermore, we will enhance candidates? ability to apply sociological knowledge and understanding to their own lives and participation within society to show the benefits of social responsibility. We also promote open-mindedness by developing an appreciation and understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity. We also hope to show you the benefits of continuous learning and intellectual curiosity by inspiring a sustained enjoyment of, and interest in, sociology and its associated discourses.
Therefore, the CloudLearn Online GCSE Sociology Course creates informed, innovative and broadminded learners that are equipped with the skills to excel in any degree or profession.