Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Access To Higher Education

Tresham College of Further and Higher Education
In Kettering

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Typology A Level
Location Kettering
Duration 33 Weeks
  • A Level
  • Kettering
  • Duration:
    33 Weeks

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Windmill Avenue, NN15 6ER, Northamptonshire, England
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Starts On request
Windmill Avenue, NN15 6ER, Northamptonshire, England
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· Requirements

A minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths. Entry is subject to attendance at an information session and successful interview.


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Course programme

Access To Higher Education
  • Code:
  • Venue:
    Windmill Avenue Campus, Kettering
  • Day/Time:
    Mon and Wed evening
  • Duration:
    33 weeks
  • Start At:
    Monday 07 September 2009
  • Interview:
  • Full Fee:
  • Concession Fee:
  • L2/L3 Entitlement:
Access To Higher Education
Content Optional Modules
Students who have successfully completed the Pre-Access course will have taken the 2 basic Numeracy modules. There are 2 further units available as part of the Access course which cover the general concepts in Algebra and topics in Geometry. Together these 4 units give a GCSE equivalence in Maths for those who need it.

4 units are available as an optional extra to the course for students who want to obtain a GCSE equivalence.

Study Skills
The study skills needed for the course and higher education are mostly delivered through the Tutorial programme. This includes reading for a purpose, research skills, presentation skills and working in groups.

Main Study Modules
All students take 2 Main Study modules, chosen as follows:

Social Science
A mixture of units from Sociology and Psychology giving an introduction to these subjects through a programme of units relevant to the needs of prospective H.E. students.


Social History
The period covered by these four units is from the end of the 18th Century to the early part of the 20th. Students study the Industrial Revolution and its effects, political movements of the 19th Century and the origins of the 1914-18 war. Throughout the course the role of women in the social changes of the period is emphasised.


Human Anatomy
These units cover the human body and its structure from the single cell to the systems of the body. The organs of the body and their functions are covered in detail. One unit covers reproduction and inheritance and the problems of genetic defects.

Assessment Course assessment is carried out through a mixture of essays and projects, ranging from 500 words to 3000 words, and timed examinations. The precise method used varies from unit to unit. Students are also expected to take part in group and individual presentations linked to their subject choices. The weekly tutorials are used to deliver Study Skills and to support and guide students through the process of researching and applying to Higher Education as well as for personal support. This is done via a mixture of group sessions and individual interviews. The course tutors also provide extensive support to students outside formal sessions. Progression Students from Access courses have gone onto degrees and diploma in many areas including Teacher Training, Nursing, Midwifery, History, Business Studies, Computing, Speech Therapy, Asian Studies, English, Social Work, Archaeology, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Horticulture and American Studies.
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