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Course - History Route Access to Higher Education Level 3

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  • Entry requirements
    Who is this course for? For people who want to apply to higher education in September 2009 who do not possess the usual formal qualifications required by universities. What do I need to get on the course? There are no fixed requirements. Access applicants may have no or few qualifications, or qualifications which are not recognised by universities because they were attained long ago or in certain foreign countries. In deciding whether applicants are suitable for the MAP we are more concerned that you demonstrate academic potential, motivation and commitment. This is assessed through an entry test and interview.
  • Academic Title
    OCN LR (Open College Network London Region ) Access Certificate if successful, or a record of those credits achieved. The Access certificate is recognised by most universities as an adult equivalent qualification to the A-levels or vocational qualifications which younger students have to achieve in order to enter higher education.
  • Course description
    What is this course about?
    The Modular Access Programme (MAP) is aimed at students who are interested in going to university or are considering this as a possible option who do not possess the usual formal qualifications required by universities. The course offers you a wide range of possible subject routes, and flexible day or evening attendance patterns which may fit around your work, domestic or other commitments.

    What will I study?


    This depends upon your interests and current level of skills. After your entry test and interview we will discuss what is the best Access route for you. The Modular Access Programme (Day) is a Level 3 one-year programme consisting of four sessions: two mornings, and two afternoons or one afternoon and one evening. You can choose from several routes: Education (primary teaching), Psychology, Sociology, History, Law, or Business. For one morning you study your main subject and on the second morning you take the core Tutorial and Study Skills modules. You may then choose options from the afternoon or evening depending on your chosen route and your existing qualifications.

    The subject options are: Accountancy and Finance, Business Studies, Economics, History, Law, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Sociology, and Third World and Development Studies. Students on the Business and Psychology routes will take Maths, unless they already have a relevant GCSE or other Maths qualification, and one option. On the Education route, instead of the options, you will take GCSE-equivalents in English, Maths and Science unless you already possess these relevant GCSEs at Grade A to C. Students on the Sociology, History and Law routes, and those students on the Business, Psychology and Education routes who do possess relevant GCSEs, can take up to two options.

    Read about conferences at The School of Oriental and African Studies available for students attending Access to Higher Education courses at the Centre for Lifelong Learning.,

    What can I do after the course?
    Successful completers are awarded an Access certificate which most universities recognise as an equivalent qualification to the A-levels or vocational qualifications which younger students have to achieve. You then progress onto university immediately, or may decide to wait for a year or two before entering. The Modular Access Programme at City and Islington College is regarded highly by many universities and students may be able to choose from several offers by different universities.

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