The Teaching Academy Pathway at Career 6

The focus of this teaching academy pathway is to allow you to access teacher training courses at university, and 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.

Working in education is extremely fulfilling and every day you’ll be able to use your skills to make a difference. The Teaching Academy pathway has been designed to give you a head start within the education sector.

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Entry Criteria

We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 5 in English Language and a grade 4 in Mathematics. It is advisable to be working at level 5 for Mathematics, due to some of the statistical work on the Psychology A Level.

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 & 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?

Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think and is an excellent linking subject to teaching or can be studied further on it’s own.

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.

What will I study?

You will look at how to analyse language and further develop skills using new terminology. You will also look at the social factors which affect the way we speak and write, including the impact of technology, gender and power relationships. You will explore the study of English and develop your own views and perspectives.

What can I do with my English qualification?

Your English A Level prepares your for careers that require good communication skills and is particularly relevant to career in Teaching.