Psychology is a bit like a pizza, the discipline has several different 'slices' all seeking to better understand and record the human condition. As part of this module you will be able to 'investigate the slices' (behaviourism and social learning theory; cognitive psychology; bio-psychology; the psychodynamic approach, humanistic psychology and social psychology). it is a varied discipline which challenges the student to reassess their understanding of the human condition. As part of the Access to HE course students will be studying the following psychology modules:
Introduction to psychology
Abnormal psychology (psychopathology)
Welcome to sociology. The word means the study of society and it dates back to the middle 1800s. before the term sociology popped into existence people studied society. Humans have always thought about, reflected upon and evaluated the conditions under which they live, be it through art, philosophy, the study of history, science or literature.Sociology is a separate subject in its own right, with a separate way of thinking about and looking at the world, and is often classified as a social science. As part of your Access to HE course you will be covering the following sociological modules:
Introduction to sociology
Sociological perspectives on the family
Understanding crime and deviance
Sociology of the mass media
The EPQ aims to support the development of learners' skills in research; critical thinking; reflection; problem solving; project management; extended writing and independent learning.
These skills are important to students' progress in other areas of their studies and support the transition into higher education. The qualification is free standing and can be taken alongside the Access to Higher Education diploma.
The Progression to HE module is a core part of Access. It is designed to support students as they plan and prepare for their next steps into higher education once an Access course has been completed. This unit will help learners research their chosen HE courses and financing options, evaluate their personal strengths and areas for development regarding potential HE options; it also incorporates the UCAS process, including writing a personal statement.
The module takes place during term time on Thursdays, 13:45 - 15:45.