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Bradford College

A Level Social Sciences Pathway

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
Start Date
September 2022
Duration
2 years
Study Mode
Full-time

  Overview

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
Qualification Gained
A Level
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

This specialist A Level pathway has been designed to give you the skills you need to build a career in Social Science.

This pathway is made up of:

  • A Level Psychology
  • A Level Sociology
  • A Level English

As well as a programme that includes enrichment activities, practical and work experience opportunities.

Our A Level labs and classrooms are fantastic facilities to learn and develop your talent.

Bradford College provides more contact time per subject than other A Level providers, ensuring you have the best opportunity to learn the topics, develop your critical thinking and have access to support from tutors and technicians.

Career Focused

Bradford College has many partnerships with employers including the NHS and Specsavers and we often have external speakers and events for students to attend.

We hold regular career events to help students choose their next steps, as well as additional support from our Student Services and Student Union. Advice and guidance on next steps is available for students and parents.

The College also offers degrees in a range of subjects related to this pathway, with guaranteed places available for students that achieve A Level success at Bradford College* subject to achieving entry requirement grades.

  Key Info

Our Social Sciences A Level Pathway includes content from A Level Psychology, Sociology and English. You will begin with foundations in each subject, understanding the critical information before you advance through the course. Course content includes: social influence, memory, education, society and imagined worlds.

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include English Language at grade 6 as well as GCSE Maths at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. Career progression options from this pathway include Teaching, Counselling, HR and many other roles in Social Sciences.

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

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Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.

  Overview

A Level Psychology

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
Qualification Gained
A Level
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of Psychology topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses 8 compulsory modules with 3 option modules chosen by the college. These modules will be formally assessed at the end of the two-year course.

  Key Info

You will study a wide range of Psychological topics that help you to develop critical analysis, application of research and data analysis.

Compulsory Topics

  • Social Influence – How do others influence the way we behave?
  • Memory – How does Psychology affect the way we remember/forget?
  • Attachment- Does childhood and attachment change who we are?
  • Psychopathology – What are Psychological Disorders? (Depression, OCD, Anxiety)
  • Approaches in Psychology- What is Psychology?
  • Biopsychology- Is there a genetic influence for who we are?
  • Research Methods- How is influential research conducted within Psychology?
  • Issues and Debates- Is Psychology a Science? Are we born Criminal? Are we Gender Neutral?

Optional topics

  • Relationships- How do relationships in 2021 affect our behaviours?
  • Stress- What is stress? How can we control the Psychological phenomena?
  • Forensic Psychology- Who is the criminal? How can we determine criminality?

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology and English Language at grade 6 as well as GCSE Maths at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

At the end of year 2, you will complete 3 written exam papers as shown in the table below, which cover the content of the modules. The questions are broken down into the following key aspects of assessment.

  • Paper 1 Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathy
  • Paper 2 Approaches to Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods
  • Paper 3 Issues and Debates and a choice of: Option 1 (Relationships), Option 2 (Stress), Option 3 (Forensic Psychology)

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in Psychology career options can include: Psychologist, Social worker, Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Psychologist, Teacher and Criminologist.

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.

  Overview

A Level Sociology

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of Sociology topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses 5 compulsory modules with 9 option modules, with the choice being made the college. These modules will be formally assessed at the end of the two-year course.

  Key Info

You will study a wide range of Sociological topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Sociological world. In order to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding in A Level Sociology, you need to have acquired competence in a range of practical skills, as well as developing communication skills and presentation of information, and mathematical procedures relevant to research analysis in the subject.

4.1 Education with Theory and Methods

  • 4.1.1 Education
  • 4.1.2 Methods in Context
  • 4.1.3 Theory and Methods

4.3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

  • 4.3.1 Crime and Deviance
  • 4.3.2 Theory and Methods

Optional Topics 

  • 2 Topics in Sociology
  • 2.1 Culture and Identity
  • 2.2 Families and Households
  • 2.3 Health
  • 2.4 Work, Poverty and Welfare
  • 2.5 Beliefs in Society
  • 2.6 Global Development
  • 2.7 The Media
  • 2.8 Stratification and Differentiation

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include English Language at grade 6 as well as GCSE Maths at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

At the end of year 2, you will complete 3 written exam papers as shown in the table below, which cover the content of the modules. The questions are broken down into the following key aspects of assessment.

  • Paper 1 Education with Theory and Methods
  • Paper 2 Topics in Sociology
  • Paper 3 Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in Sociology career options can include: Teaching,  Social Worker, Criminal Justice System, Marketing, Youth Work, Media and Social Care.

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.

  Overview

A Level English

Study Level
School Leavers, Level 3
Qualification Gained
A Level
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of English topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses six modules that will be formally assessed within two exams and Non-Examined Assessment at the end of the two-year course.

  Key Info

The qualification draws on the academic field of Stylistics in order to create an integrated English Language and Literature course which brings together literary and non-literary discourses. This specification centres around language choices and how they create representations, both in literary and non-literary texts: words create worlds, both in literature and elsewhere. Students will be studying a range of literary (i.e. prose fiction, drama and poetry) and non-literary (i.e. non-fiction, advertising and transcript) texts from different periods: some texts from the 19th century and modern literary and non-literary texts.

Telling Stories 4.1

  • Remembered Places – Close reading of a text from the AQA Anthology: Paris; analysing representation of place in non-literary texts
  • Imagined Worlds – Close reading of an unseen extract from class set text (The Handmaid’s Tale); analysing point of view and genre in literary texts
  • Poetic Voices – Close reading of a text from a chosen poet (Carol Ann Duffy) from the AQA Anthology: Poetic Voices, analysing forms and functions of poetic voice

Exploring Conflict 4.2

  • Writing about Society – Re-Creative writing to a class set text

(The Great Gatsby), along with the production of a critical commentary,

which requires students to evaluate their own writing.

  • Dramatic Encounters – Close reading from an unseen extract of a drama set text (A Street Car Named Desire), analysing conflict in drama.

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include English Language at grade 6 as well as GCSE Maths at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, mock exams and end or year exams.

At the end of year 2 students will sit 2 written exam papers and will have completed a Non-Examined Assessment.

  • Paper 1 Telling Stories
  • Paper 2 Exploring Conflict

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in English career options can include: Teacher, Writer, Journalist, Speech Therapist, Linguist, Careers adviser and Solicitor.

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.

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