Course: Access to Humanities & Social Science

Study Level


Level 3

Course Code


ACHSFL3C00

Location


Great Yarmouth Campus

Duration


1 Year

FT / PT


Part-time

Access to Humanities and Social Science is an exciting course which prepares you for a wide range of university courses. It will build on your existing experience and abilities and prepare you for the demands of study at university or in some other form of advanced education or training.

Units may include:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • English Literature

In addition to the formal lessons, individual tutorials and careers advice sessions are held throughout the course.

Requirements

A sufficient standard of Numeracy and English Language is needed to cope with the demands of the course. We strongly advise you to have a GCSE in English language and maths at grade C or above as the majority of university providers will require this. All students will undertake diagnostic assessment to assess these skills during the course interview or induction process and you will be required to demonstrate that you can work at level 2 in these subject areas. Students may be able to study for one GCSE in either English Language or maths alongside the Access course. This will be discussed during the Access interview process.

Assessment

Assessment methods are varied on the course and mirror assessment methods that are likely to be experienced on most university degree programmes. Assessments take the form of essays, presentations, case studies, research project and written examinations. Additionally, assessment for the Study Skills unit is a portfolio of evidence which is compiled throughout the year. Assessments are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction, with the exception of the Information Technology unit and Study Skills which are ungraded.

Progression

Sociology, psychology and literature degrees or related degrees such as joint honours or subjects such as law and criminology.

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