Through the Cambridge IGCSE Sociology syllabus, learners explore aspects of social relationships, processes and structures; as a result, they develop a greater understanding of human societies and the role of continuity and change in social life. Learners are encouraged to evaluate critically a variety of different social, economic and political structures, thereby learning more about the sociological method, and developing an ability to assess different forms of information and evidence.

By relating the syllabus to the local context, teachers can help learners apply their developing sociological knowledge and understanding to the analysis of their own lives and their participation in society.

Get IGCSE Sociology (0495) Revision NotesKey Terms, Latest Past Papers, Syllabus, Learner Guides, Examiner Reports, Example Candidate Responses, Revision Checklist and many other resources that will enhance your knowledge of the subject and help boost your grade.


The syllabus is well designed, interesting to teach, accessible to learners and has been updated for first teaching in 2018. It explains what you need to know, how they will be assessed, and the relationship between assessment objectives and the examination papers.

2020 – 2022

2023 – 2024

Example Candidate Response

Download or view CIE Sociology  Example Candidate Response. An Example Candidate Response will ensure that students have an informed knowledge of what the Examiner expects when marking. Answers of different candidates are taken and comments are given by the examiner, to indicate where and why marks were awarded, and how additional marks could have been obtained.

ECR Paper 1

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Past Questions

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