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    Hi everyone

    I've got a place on an Access to Teacher Training course in september with a view to going into Early Childhood Studies or an Early years foundation degree. I've been in touch with the Access manager where I am doing the course to see what modules I would be doing and I've been told it will be Chemistry or Biology, History, Language studies, Literary studies and Numeracy aswell as taking GCSE maths alongside.

    I basically wondered if anyone has done or is doing an Access course with any of these subjects included and can tell me a bit more about the topics within them so I can get some preparatory reading done, especially History as I never took this at school. What are the topics I'm likely to cover within History?

    Also is language and literary studies English language and literature? That's how I have understood it!

    Any help appreciated


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    Find out which validating authority awards the diplomas at your chosen college and see if they have a unit bank on their website (mine does). I think you can find this information out on www.accesstohe.ac.uk. You are probably best asking directly because there are probably tonnes of different history units on there to be chosen from (by the tutor/ college). Perhaps if you ask directly they could refer you in the direction of the course tutor. In fact why not ask for their details anyway?


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    The thing about history - and also English language/literature - is that it builds on previous skills, rather than knowledge. So in year 4 you might learn about The Vikings and then never touch that topic again, but by studying the vikings you've learnt to describe or explain.

    So from that point of view it doesn't matter what practise you do, it's how you approach that practise. Many GCSE courses cover Nazi Germany, but it's not important to know about that topic, it's more important to examine sources and judge whether they're believable or not.
 
 
 
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