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Social-Sciences 

Sharing several of the core units with the Humanities pathway, this course is intended to enable learners to apply for a range of social sciences and social administration degrees which include social work, forensics and criminology.

Core units of study will cover similar ground to Humanities, but students in this area will be required to work to tailor-made assignments as their course develops, fully relating to their academic expectations.

As with all Access courses we want to develop your confidence and ability to study independently. Students following this course will be able to apply to local and national HE providers with confidence: past students have been accepted by Canterbury, Bournemouth, Sussex, Leeds, Exeter, Brighton and Chichester University College, to name but a few. 

What do I need?

You need to be over 19 and at least two years out of education. ITT students wishing to enter HE to study primary education must hold GCSE at 'C' in Maths, English Language and Science.

How will I be assessed?

This is a coursework-based qualification and you will be assessed through assignments.

What will I learn?

Psychology, Sociology, Arts, Science and Social Sciences, English Literature.

Further Study?

University courses at a range of institutions.

What are my career opportunities?

Previous learners on this course have gone on to university studies in law, business studies, history, economics, philosophy, theology, anthropology, applied social sciences, sociology, social work, psychology and criminology.

Are there any extra costs?

None.

Additional Information?

Commencing in 2014, Access courses nationally will have been re-shaped to better reflect the key aims of the educational pathways studied. At Sussex Coast College, our provision will not alter fundamentally, but may be re-named. If in doubt, ask! Additionally, prospective applicants for Access should now expect to find that from October 2014 entry requirements to HE at national level include English and Maths GCSE at grade C (and Science for Education Studies).  If you do not have these grades, or if you need to re-sit, it is advisable that you attain that grade before entry to Access. 

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