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Sixth Form A+ Programme at The Canterbury Academy

Course description

This course offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and progress towards an A Level social sciences and humanities pathway. You will develop skills such as study management, essay writing, computer literacy and critical thinking. You will also develop your knowledge of social science and humanities topics. You will complete a number of qualifications equivalent to GCSE and A Level.


• Opportunity to resit English and/or maths

• Gain up to four recognised qualifications

• Gain UCAS points recognised by universities

• For students wishing to pursue further studies at A Level within social science and humanities

Course content

As well as the opportunity to study resits in GCSE maths and English the course contains:

·         NOCN Level 2 progression to further studies in humanities, social sciences and the arts

·         Level 2 TLM  and MOS open systems and enterprise.

·         Either Level 3 Extended Project OR Level 2 Higher Project

·         BTEC Business Level 3 

Entry requirements

Grade 3/4/5’s or D’s at GSCE as well as English and maths grade 3/4.  


NOCN Level 2 progression to further studies in humanities, social sciences and the arts

This course is 100% coursework. Units include: Introduction to Education, Introduction to Politics, Understanding Plagiarism, Writing Skills, Study Management Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Personal Career Planning, Personal Learning Goals, Calculations and Spelling Skills.


Extended Project or Higher Project

Recognised as equivalent to one AS or GCSE these project qualifications give you an opportunity to develop your literacy and presentation skills, whilst studying a topic of particular personal interest to yourself guided by your tutor.

Future opportunities

This course will help candidates to prepare for A Level and higher education courses in particularly in social science and humanities subjects such as economics, sociology, geography, environmental science, geography, or for work relating to education and the public sector. It could also prepare candidates for progressing in to vocational studies or apprenticeship. 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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