Social Science A-Level Pathway
SUBJECT COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
Diploma in Criminology
National Extended Certificate/Diploma in Applied Law
These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.
Additional Study Skills
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.
Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.
This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.
Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) When looking for work experience/volunteering, possibilities could be with the NHS Trusts, such as Derby and Burton Hospitals, human resources departments with local companies, local charities, schools, local council departments including planning, housing, social services, education, youth support services and the court system.In some areas, especially related to support work, your duties may be restricted due to your age and is often referred to as work shadowing.
Internal and External opportunities:
Psychology ClubSummer Schools,such as the Sutton TrustUniversity Insight Days
Skills built from studying these subjects:
These are just some examples ….
- Handling Data and Statistics
- Analytical Research
- Problem Solving
- Written and Verbal Communication (including report writing and presenting)
- Information Technology
- Critical Thinking
Example Career Pathways
These are just some examples
Medicine and Health Care
Clinical PsychologistSpeech TherapistOccupational TherapistNursePlay TherapistHealthcare Support WorkerPsychotherapist/p>
Social Care and Welfare
Social WorkerCounsellorFamily Support WorkerHousing OfficerVolunteer Co-ordinatorTeacherPsychologist Arts TherapistCognitive BehaviouralTherapist
Science and Research
Data AnalystMarket ResearcherForensic PsychologistJournalistHousing Policy OfficerCivil Service
Law and Legal
Police OfficerBarristerParalegal Probation OfficerWelfare Rights OfficerHuman Resources OfficerCrime Scene Investigator
Specialist Careers Information
There are many routes open to you dependant on what you wish to do.The formal education routes are via Higher Education with higher level study after for specialisms. Opportunities are also available via Apprenticeship options.
- Social Work
Specialist University Information
- Customer Service
- Care Worker