Social Science NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course gives you the opportunity to study the Social Sciences in detail. There are two pathways available where you can chose to study Politics, Psychology and Sociology, at Higher level;  or  English, Pyschology and Sociology, at Higher level.  The options available will be discussed with you at interview.

This course is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your understanding of how society works and how people interact. There will be plenty of discussion and group work, and the chance to talk about 'big ideas': the meaning of life, what makes people think, how individuals interact with one another.

The course is an excellent stepping stone to Higher Education study in the Social Sciences and gives you the skills and qualifications you need to pursue your interests at HN or degree level.

Entry requirements

For students wishing to study three subjects:

  • Four passes in National 5 at A or B, or four passes at Intermediate 2 at A or B from the following: English, History, Philosophy, RMPS, French, Sociology, Psychology, Modern Studies, Geography, Maths, or other related subjects.
  • Four passes at Standard Grade 1 or 2 in the following: English, History, Philosophy, RMPS, French, Sociology, Psychology, Modern Studies, Geography, or other related subjects.
  • NC Social Science at Level 5 plus National 5 English at A or B.

For students wishing to study four subjects:

In exceptional circumstances you may be permitted to take 4 subjects. These are Psychology, Sociology, Politics and English.

  • Four passes in National 5 at A, or four passes at Intermediate 2 at A, or four passes at Standard Grade 1 from the following: English, History, Philosophy, RMPS, French, Sociology, Pyschology, Modern Studies, Geography, Maths, or other related subjects, or
  • NC Social Science at Level 5 and three passes at National 5 or Intermediate 2 at ‘A’.

Mature students:

  • Mature students’ accreditation of prior experience and learning will be taken into consideration and you will be called for interview.

 

Depending on the pathway chosen, you will study:

  • Higher Sociology
  • Higher Psychology
  • Higher Politics
  • Higher English
  • Higher ESOL is available as an option.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment with the opportunity to sit Higher exams

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date

August 2018

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance)

What can I do on completion of my course?

There are opportunities to progress to a wide range of
Higher Education courses.

  • HNC Social Sciences.
  • BA (Hons) Social Science.
  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics.
  • BA (Hons Sociology and Criminology.
  • BA (Hons) Psychology.
  • BA (Hons) History and Politics.
  • Other degree courses in the Humanities.
  • There may be opportunities to gain employment in the private or public sector as well as the third sector, such as social services, social care, police and voluntary organisations.

Is there more information available online?

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