This course is for people interested primarily in academic degrees relating to the political and societal studies field.
Sociology is the study of society and how this affects the individual and their life chances. We look at how the education system and our social class impact upon our lives as well as taking a more in depth view of everyday social interactions and societal structures.
Law is the study of the English Legal system where we study the way laws are made, implemented and changed. We also learn the law relating to Homicide, violent crimes, negligence, nuisance and trespass. As well as those interested in a career in law we also advise those wishing to study Social Work to take this module as it is an area studied in most degrees relating to this field of work.
Politics is the study of the UK system of government and the associated political debates, as well as the
Way laws are created.
The units studied include
Sociology of the Family in Modern Britain
Changing Belief in British Society
Education and Social Inequality
Social Stratification and Inequality
Law of Tort
Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person
The Jury System
Precedent, Statute and Statutory Interpretation
Politics and society
British Prime Ministers
The Politics of Violence and Resistance
The Rise of the West in World Politics
One of the key features of this course is the combination of subjects that go together to provide a coherent, linked study of society. We also have an allocated slot for tutorials. In this session we will provide key skills advice on essay writing, note taking and presentations, offer additional academic support. Here you will also get advice & help with UCAS and university applications.
GCSEs at grade 4/C or above in English and maths is a mandatory requirement. Please note we do not accept functional skills as an equivalent or units studied as part of another qualification. Also any overseas qualifications must be officially recognised in the UK and these will be checked and, if in doubt, you may need to use an exams Equivalence service. Also be aware that a high standard of technical English is needed as all units are partly assessed on communication.
There are five units which are marked on a pass/fail basis. There are 15 units assessed on a pass/merit and distinction basis. These graded units are worth UCAS points and universities will ask for a certain number in any offers they make to you, It is worth noting for almost all courses our students go onto you will need a combination of distinctions and merits.
The style of assessment varies so you develop a wide range of skills. Roughly, every six weeks you will be assessed on that unit’s content by short answer questions, a full length essay, presentation or an exam featuring one of these methods.
This Diploma is recognised by all UK universities. and will be ideal for a broad range of social Science and law courses, such as criminology, politics, government, criminology and sociology.
In a vocational setting it can be used to apply for Social Work, Youth Studies, Probation and various paralegal courses