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Social Work A Levels

22112 08 Access Diploma to Higher Education in Social Work (OCNOTC) 22501 08 A Level Programme

This course is aimed at those who wish to Optional Modules are: No formal qualifications are required but you A Levels are highly regarded qualifications, English Language Law
undertake a university degree in Social should be able to demonstrate competency which offer many opportunities from entering Specific entry requirements Specific entry requirements
Work. This course enables you to “return to • Psychology in English and Numeracy. You should be 19 higher education to gaining a better job. A full One English GCSE at Grade B or above No previous knowledge of the subject is
learn” in a supportive environment. • Values and Ethics or over. A Level consists of an AS Level and an A2 Content Textual commentary, desk required, but a GCSE pass at Grade C or
• Approaches to Social Work Level. An AS Level is a valuable qualification in study, language of media, varieties of above in English is required. Commitment
You will develop core skills in • Social Policy Successful completion of this course will its own right, but many people complete the English, spoken or written study, editorial and a genuine interest in this subject are
communication, numeracy and IT. • Sociology. enable you to progress to year 1 of your A2 Level also, particularly those wishing to and language topics. expected.
progress to university. Usually, you will study Examination board AQA Content The legal system of England and
chosen degree. Previous successful
up to four subjects at AS Level and three at Wales, machinery of justice, personnel, legal
Core modules are: Additional modules may also be available in students have progressed to the University
A2 Level; however, alternative programmes of English Literature concepts, sources and methodology,
Maths, English Language and Science for of Bedfordshire. contract and consumer law, criminal law
AS and A2 Levels are possible and may be Specific entry requirements
Communication those without the necessary GCSEs. and justice and civil rights.
discussed with your tutors. One English GCSE at Grade B or above
• Reading and Writing Examination board AQA
Content Drama, poetry, pre-1900 prose,
• Speaking and Listening There will be continuous assessment Course Duration Shakespeare in context, modern prose, Mathematics
through assignments, reports, practical 1 year for AS Levels criticism and comparison.
Application of Number exercises and there will be examinations. Specific entry requirements
2 years for full A Levels (AS + A2) Examination board AQA
• Interpreting and Presenting Information Preferably at least Grade B GCSE Maths,
• Calculations To gain the Access Diploma you must plus at least three other GCSE passes at
Qualifications/experience needed to join Film Studies Grade C or above including English.
achieve a minimum of 60 credits, of which at the course Specific entry requirements Content Core maths, pure maths,
Information Technology least 45 must be at Level 3. In order to start an A Level programme, you One GCSE pass at least at Grade C in mechanics, statistics and decision maths.
• Planning Research on the Internet will need five GCSEs at Grade C or above, English Language or Literature, although Examination board Edexcel
• Research Skills one of which must be in English. Some interest and enthusiasm are more important.
subjects have specific entry requirements, Content Film-making meaning, Photography
these are detailed below. producers and audiences, messages and Specific entry requirements

A Levels
values, world cinema and critical studies. A GCSE pass at Grade C or above in a creative
Access

After the course is finished Examination board WJEC subject. No prior study is required, but
You can progress to university and a wide commitment and genuine interest are
range of degree courses or you can begin Government and Politics expected.
your career in your chosen field. Specific entry requirements Course requirements
Teacher Education apprenticeship
No previous knowledge of the subject is Own slr/digital camera.
Accounting ready required, but commitment and a genuine Content The uses of light, film types,
Specific entry requirements interest in this subject are expected. speeds and stock, specialised films, view
No previous knowledge of the subject is Content Electoral systems and voting points, composition, depth of field, dark-
required, but a GCSE pass at Grade C or behaviour, parties and pressure groups, room techniques, acquisition and
above in Maths is required and a Grade C or features of a representative democracy, manipulation of the image.
22113 08 Access Diploma to Higher Education in Teacher Education (OCNOTC) above in Business Studies, Economics or UK/USA governments and politics and ideas Examination board Edexcel
Accounting would be a recommendation. in contemporary British politics. apprenticeship
Psychology ready
Content Financial accounting, Examination board AQA
This course is aimed at those who wish to Optional modules are: Next Step Specific entry requirements
accounting for management and decision-
become school teachers. This course has Successful completion of this course will No prior knowledge is required, but a GCSE
making and published accounts. History pass at Grade C or above in Maths and
the aim of enabling you to “return to learn” in • Human Biology enable you to progress to year 1 of a BEd Examination Board AQA Specific entry requirements English is required. Commitment and
a supportive environment. You will develop • English Literature degree. Previous successful students have A GCSE pass at Grade C or above in English genuine interest in this subject are expected.
the skills you need to undertake a Bachelor • School Placement completed their initial teacher training at Computing is required and preferably at least Grade C Content Cognitive, developmental,
of Education Degree. • History. the Universities of Bedfordshire Specific entry requirements GCSE History. Commitment and hard work physiological, social and comparative
and Hertfordshire. A GCSE pass at Grade C or above in can compensate for a lack of prior historical psychology, research methods, individual
The course contains core and Additional modules may also be available in Information and Communication Technology knowledge. differences and perspectives.
optional modules. Maths, English Language and Science, for You may apply to the university of your would be useful. Content Modules cover British social and Examination board AQA
those without the necessary GCSEs. choice via UCAS. If you change your mind Content Computer systems, principles of economic history.
Core modules are: about teaching and wish to take an hardware/software, practical systems Examination board AQA Sociology
There will be continuous assessment alternative degree, provided the Access development, practical project, advanced Specific entry requirements
systems development, processing and History of Art No prior knowledge is required, but
Communication through assignments, reports, practical Diploma has been obtained, other degree
programming. Specific entry requirements commitment and genuine interest are expected.
• Reading and Writing exercises, a placement journal and there courses will be open to you.
Examination board AQA Preferably a GCSE pass at Grade C or Content Families and households,
• Speaking and Listening will be examinations. health, mass media, education, wealth,
100% pass rate in 2006/07 above in an artistic area.
Economics and Business Studies Content Ways of seeing, birth and rebirth poverty and welfare, work and leisure,
Application of Number To gain the Access Diploma you must Specific entry requirements sociological methods, power, politics,
of western art, modern art, historical studies
• Interpreting and Presenting Information achieve a minimum of 60 credits, of which There is no need for a prior qualification in religion, world sociology, crime and
and project.
• Calculations at least 45 must be at Level 3. Economics or Business Studies, but a GCSE deviance, theory and methods.
Examination board AQA
pass at Grade C or above in Maths and Examination board AQA
Information Technology No formal qualifications are required, but you English is required. Commitment and a Human Biology apprenticeship

• Planning Research on the Internet must be working at Level 2 at the start of the
ready Spanish
genuine interest in the subject are important. Specific entry requirements Specific entry requirements
• Research Skills course. You should be able to demonstrate Content The course is ideally suited to all A GCSE pass at Grade C or above in Maths Preferably Grade C or above in Spanish at
competency in English and numeracy. those who want to experience the broad and English is required and preferably two GCSE. A Grade C in another modern
You should be 19 or over. focus of economics in combination with the GCSE Science passes at Grade C or above. European language would be advantageous.
practical study of business decisions. It Content Molecules, cells, systems, Content Young people today, aspects of
combines the exploration of economic pathogens, disease, centre assessed society, people, contemporary issues,
theory with the discussion of current coursework, inheritance, evolution, cultural and social landscape, yesterday,
business practice. ecosystems and human life-span. today and tomorrow.
Examination board Edexcel (Nuffield) Examination board AQA Examination board AQA

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