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The focus of this Education pathway is to allow you to access teacher training courses at university

The Education pathway has been designed to contain complementary subjects to either work in primary education or within selected secondary subjects of the further education sector. You will have a variety of work-based opportunities including undertaking regular placements within local schools. You will also be able to gain additional qualifications in essential areas such as safeguarding and Fundamental British Values.

Choose from a selection of subjects to help start your career in teaching. This pathway allows you to develop the skills and experiences to progress on to either primary or secondary education. Our uniquely planned timetable allows you to undertake regular work experience placements at local primary and secondary schools. We also use experts from teacher training courses to help you prepare for these placements from helping you get the DBS checks carried out and gain additional teaching qualifications to help you secure your place at university. You will lead and participate in projects with local schools to help develop your confidence. As part of the course, we will also take you to local universities and involve you in enrichment activities linked to your pathway including our capital experience to London and annual overseas trip. All these experiences will enable you to be successful in your application to teacher training.


What Will I Study?

On this course, you will develop skills and knowledge gained from the GCSE to effectively prepare you for your next steps at higher education. You will study a wide range of texts which will extend your experience and appreciation of literature. Working from a belief that no text exists in isolation but is a product of the time in which it was produced, this A Level encourages you to explore the relationships that exist between texts and contexts within which they are written, received and understood. By doing this, you will be able to investigate and connect texts, draw out patterns of similarity and difference using a variety of reading strategies and perspectives. This A level develops a broad range of transferable skills to complement the other subjects on this pathway.

What Will I Study?

You will study a whole host of exciting and interesting topics during your course and look at a number of different approaches to psychology including cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social and areas such as relationships, memory, attachment, sleep, clinical psychology and mental health. You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.

What Can I Do With My Psychology Qualification?

Many psychology students will go on to study for a degree in crime and society. Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think.

What Will I Study?

You will study a wide range of interesting and exciting sociology topics over the two years and will have the opportunity to develop a broad set of essential academic skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives.

What Can I Do With My Sociology Qualification?

Sociology is a pathway to many careers and undergraduate programmes in teaching, journalism, criminology, nursing, social work, business, the legal profession and the armed forces; in fact any profession where you have to deal with people and consider their backgrounds.