A-level in Social Sciences

Top 5 A-levels in Social Sciences 2019

A-levels are tests students in the UK take to gain entrance into university. Each test covers a different subject, and a student’s score can help him or her choose an area for advanced study.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

A-level in Social Sciences

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A Level Sociology Course

UK Open College
Online Part time 700 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This distance learning course has been designed so that candidates will acquire the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods, together with the application of a range of skills. [+]

This distance learning course has been designed so that candidates will acquire the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods, together with the application of a range of skills. It has also been designed to allow the integration of sociological themes, such as socialisation, culture and identity, and social differentiation, power and stratification.

This specification is designed to offer candidates the opportunity of developing the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods. It is designed to encourage candidates to demonstrate the application of a range of skills and consider the integration of sociological themes:... [-]


A Level Government and Politics Course

UK Open College
Online Part time 700 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Politics shapes our lives – what we can do, the type of society we live in, the chances we have to succeed. This course is for people who want to understand more about how politics and government actually work. [+]

Politics shapes our lives – what we can do, the type of society we live in, the chances we have to succeed. This course is for people who want to understand more about how politics and government actually work. You will learn about the grand ideas and vibrant movements that are transforming the world around us, and also see how seemingly arcane customs and obscure committees hold enormous power.

In summary, this course explains ‘the rules’ of how politics works and looks at how people and politicians operate within – and bend – these rules. Both sections are examined in two ninety-minute written exams. To excel, you will need to put aside any preconceptions about politics and keep your eyes open to the world around you – the things you’ll learn about in this course are happening all around you, every day.... [-]


A Level Citizenship Course

UK Open College
Online Part time 700 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The concept of citizenship suggests an individual that is fully aware of their rights and responsibilities and who will play a co-operative, active and fulfilling role within the society in which they live. [+]

The concept of citizenship suggests an individual that is fully aware of their rights and responsibilities and who will play a co-operative, active and fulfilling role within the society in which they live. Citizens are expected to obey the laws and customs of where they live and to participate in civic society, either at the basic level of voting in elections or by more significant levels of civic and political involvement.

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

Communicate different views, ideas and perspectives Select, analyse and evaluate information in order to construct reasoned and coherent arguments Plan, make decisions, and advocate on citizenship issues Work with others, make decisions, propose alternative solutions and form conclusions Qualification: A Level Citizenship Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes Awarding Body: AQA Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 700 Hours - 2 years support UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades Syllabus ... [-]

Psychology A Level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Exeter

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. You will acquire knowledge of theory and its applications, and develop skills of evaluation and analysis. [+]

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. You will acquire knowledge of theory and its applications, and develop skills of evaluation and analysis.

You will be taught in a variety of ways including taking notes during lectures, group and whole class discussions, as well as exploring topics through videos and DVDs. You will undertake individual study, pair work and presentations.

What topics will I study?

The study of Psychology is underpinned with the study of main perspectives or approaches and debates. There is no singular cause of behaviour, so it is important to consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of several approaches, such as biological, behavioural and psychodynamic. Psychologists employ a variety of methods when researching human behaviour. Consequently, it is necessary to learn about the relative merits of methods such as experimentation, interviews and case studies to name a few.... [-]


A-Levels

South Cheshire College
Campus Full time August 2019 United Kingdom Crewe Chester

At South Cheshire College, a third of full-time 16-19-year-old students are enrolled in our successful and diverse A-Level programme. We currently offer over 30 A Level subjects across a range of curriculum areas. [+]

Introduction

At South Cheshire College, a third of full-time 16-19-year-old students are enrolled in our successful and diverse A Level programme. We currently offer over 30 A Level subjects across a range of curriculum areas.

In 2016, we proudly celebrated our tenth year of gaining a 99% or above pass rate on A Level subjects. The College consistently achieves outstanding results, with 2016 showing a pass rate of 99.1% – above the national pass rate of 98.1%. 76.5% of students who completed the A Level programme in 2016 achieved A*, A, B or C grades, of these pupils, 48.6% attained top grades of A*-B’s.

South Cheshire College’s £75 million campus provides A Level students with outstanding facilities to enhance their learning. The College’s three-storey library hosts over 16,000 books, 5,000 e-books, access to thousands of online journals and articles, 120 networked computers and space for group and private study.... [-]