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Access To Humanities with Social Sciences

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: GCSE maths and English at Grade C and satisfactory attendance and performance at taster day

What will I learn?

In the first semester the course provides you with units to develop your study, IT, data presentation and analysis skills, alongside introductory units in Critical Thinking, Social Research Methods and Contemporary Psychology. Your knowledge and understanding is then further developed in semesters two and three, providing you with a broad range of modules including Cultural Studies, Cognitive and Language Development, Historical Studies, Philosophy and Literature studies. In addition a number of optional modules are offered including Education Studies, Organisation and Methods of Teaching, Special Needs in Education, Creative Arts, Film Studies, Childhood and Society and Media studies.

As with all Access courses we want to develop your confidence and ability to study independently. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including essays, oral presentation, debates and exams. In the last semester you will also complete an extended Independent Project on a subject of your own choice.

What could I progress on to?

Students who have successfully completed this Diploma have progressed onto university courses at a range of institutions including Kingston, Chichester, LSE, UCL, Royal Holloway, Christchurch Canterbury, Kent, and Brighton.

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

Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Course code 18132
    Course name Access To Higher Ed: Humanities & Social Science
    Campus Ore Valley
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 11/09/17
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.