Days and Times
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Units: Psychology, Sociology, History, Cultural Studies, International Development, Academic Skills, Individual Research Project
This course is popular with adults who have vocational aspirations to work in the Public Sector or those who wish to apply for degree courses in Social Sciences, Humanities, Globalisation and International Relations/Development. Key themes such as social class, poverty and inequality run throughout the core units of this course. Learners are offered opportunities to engage in topical and academic debate. The emphasis is on teaching you the relevant academic skills you will need to be a successful student at university.
Your future choices at University
The following list reflects the destinations chosen by students in previous years:
The first term’s work is designed for learners who are returning to academic study yet have some useful transferable life skills and work experience. You will investigate academic research in relation to social issues such as poverty, inequality and mental health.
The second term encourages the development of independent learning and study skills for HE through the following units:
The third term offers you the opportunity to practise your academic skills through an independent Psychology research project and your Study Skills tutor will help you prepare a seminar presentation about your research work in progress. Tutors will supervise you and support your choice of research project. You will also write essays on a popular protest movement in History and Crime and Deviance in Sociology.
The assessment reflects the skills that you will need at university so will be a combination of individual essay writing, timed essays, research tasks, presentations and group work. Some Level 3 units will be graded a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Courses subject to availablity and details subject to change