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Access to Higher Education (Humanities and Social Sciences)

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Course overview

This one year intensive course is intended for adults with an interest in attending university to study English, Geography, Psychology, Sociology or other options. It is specifically designed for those without formal Level 3, BTEC and A Level qualifications to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply to university.

 

What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through a variety of methods including theory and practice, portfolio development and assignments, individual presentations and group work. The course will develop effective organisational and time management skills in order to complete the assessments outside of class time to meet your deadlines.

Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English at grades C/​4 or above as this is a requirement of university study. You may be able to undertake one of these qualifications whilst studying the Access to Higher Education course at the discretion of your course co-ordinator.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be taught by lecturers experienced in both their subject and in teaching adults.

Assessment will be ongoing using a variety of methods including written, oral and under exam conditions, in order to prepare you for your future university experience.

Fees, Finance & Funding

£3,000

Potential Future Career

You will be encouraged to apply to chosen universities by early January and upon successful completion of the course, particularly at merit or distinction level, you should be able to attend university to study in your chosen field.

Course Content

You will study units in:

English

• Introduction to Literature

• Appreciation of a Novel

• Appreciation of a Shakespeare Play

Psychology

• Abnormal Psychology

• Treatment and Therapies

• Understanding Stress

Geography

• Introduction to Ecology

• Plate Tectonics

• Rocks and the Rock Cycle

• Environmental Pollution

Sociology

• Sociological Theory

• Sociology of the Family

• Sociology of Education Research Methods in Sociology

Study Skills

• Career Progression Skills

• Research and Referencing

• Producing a Written Assignment

Resources

You will have access to various study facilities including a recently refurbished Library where you’ll have access to books, journals and computers. You will also have tutorial and study support throughout your course to assist you with your studies.

 

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