Through IGCSE Sociology, students explore aspects of social relations, processes and structures; as a result, they develop a better understanding of human societies and the role of continuity and change in social life. Students are encouraged to critically evaluate a variety of different social, economic and political structures, to learn more about the sociological method and to develop the ability to assess different forms of information and evidence.
The IGCSE Sociology syllabus has 7 units which are:
- Theory and Methods
- Culture, Identity and Socialization
- Social Inequality
- Crime, Deviance and Social Control
IGCSE Sociology is accepted as proof of knowledge and understanding by schools, universities, and employers. Successful IGCSE Sociology candidates acquire lifelong skills, including a better understanding of how we become who we are, the ability to analyze human behavior within their own society, between different cultures and over different periods of time, an appreciation of the impact that the choice of methodology can have on social science investigations, the ability to use sociological evidence and ideas to challenge one’s own beliefs and other people’s beliefs about issues such as equality, education, family and crime. By linking the syllabus to the local context, our tutors help students apply their development of sociological knowledge and understanding to the analysis of their own lives and their participation in society.