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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 enable learners to apply their developing sociological knowledge and understanding to the analysis of their own lives and their participation in society.
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