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Social Sciences (inc. Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, Science, Health & Social Care)

Our Social Science Sixth Form Programme allows you to study three different areas within Social Sciences, to give you a broad understanding of issues that affect our world and shape our societies.

You will develop new ways of thinking about the social world and explore diverse perspectives on the relationship between society and the individual and how external factors such as politics, law, culture and organisations shape it.

Over two years, you will achieve three Level 3 qualifications equating to three A Levels and for those who wish to progress on to university, you should select three complementary qualifications depending on what career path you are interested in.

Choose three pathways from the Social Sciences Programme which consist of:

  •  Applied Science
  • Criminology
  • Health & Social Care
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Our Admissions Team and course tutors will be happy to discuss more details about your preferred pathways at the Future Student event in June or when you enrol in August.

If you wish to study a full Level 3 Applied Science please click here for more information or if you wish to find out more about the full Level 3 Health & Social Care course please click here.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs 9-4 including English or maths GCSEs grade 9-4

What you will study

Studying Criminology, you will develop an understanding of the different types of crime, their influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported.  You will explore why people commit crimes and learn about the justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict. This course will cover criminological theories and the process of bringing an accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social control to deliver social justice policy. Modules include:

  • Changing Awareness of Crime
  • Criminological Theories
  • Crime Scene to Courtroom
  • Crime & Punishment

Studying A Level Psychology will give you an in-depth insight into the human mind. You will develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills to understand why people behave the way they do. Through research, experiments and analysis you will study the motivations and reasons behind a range of human behaviours.  Modules include:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods
  • Biopsychology,
  • Issues & Debates
  • Gender
  • Schizophrenia
  • Forensic Psychology

A Level Sociology covers a broad range of subjects around understanding the society we live in and understanding cultural and identity issues that affect us all. You will develop knowledge, research skills and critical understanding of contemporary social processes and structures, exploring how the modern world we live in has developed. Modules include:

  • Education
  • Families & Households
  • Research Methods
  • Global Development
  • Crime & Deviance with Theory & Methods

The route in Applied Science within a Social Science context allows you to understand and explore scientific theory and knowledge relating to various aspects of employment within the science sector. In this pathway, you will learn about scientific principles in the three major sciences before honing in on the human body and how disorders impact the structure and proper functioning of body systems. Modules include:

  • Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques
  • Principles & Application of Science 1
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Human Regulation & Reproduction

Within the Health and Social Care Social Sciences pathway you will learn about human growth and development, infection prevention and control, and psychological and sociological perspectives, giving you a clear insight into the world of work through real-life placements. Modules include:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Meeting Individual Care & Support Needs
  • Working in Health & Social Care
  • Psychological Perspectives

What's Next?

Further Study

Degree in :

  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Probation Studies

Careers

  • Lawyer
  • Police Officer
  • Criminologist
  • PR
  • Solicitor
  • Court Officer
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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