Higher: English and Social Sciences (Level 6)

Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Units only
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

This brand new and exciting Higher: English and Social Sciences course will allow you to study three Highers in one sitting; Higher English plus two from Higher History, Modern Studies or Psychology. This course aims to enable you to progression to both HND and degree programmes.

We are able to offer a number of guaranteed places on to our HND in Social Science to students who have successfully completed this course with necessary grades. This would allow you to articulate on to the third year of a number of degree programmes including courses at Glasgow Caledonian University and University of the West of Scotland, depending on your results.

This course is available to study on a full time or part time basis.

What will I learn?

You will study

  • Higher English
  • Guidance tutorials to support you throughout your course

plus two from the following subjects 

  • Higher History 
  • Higher Psychology 
  • Higher Modern Studies 

There may also be the opportunity to study National 5 or Higher Maths within this course.

If these options are not what you're looking for and there are other Highers or National 5s you would also like to take, please contact us to discuss this at

Entry requirements (minimum)

You should have a minimum of a 'B' grade in National 5 English, History, Modern Studies and Psychology

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Jobs and further study

Higher: English and Social Sciences (Level 6) gives you the basic qualifications to pursue further study in Social Science. 

You may have the suitable entry requirements to apply directly to some university courses OR you could gain direct entry to the following courses at Glasgow Clyde College: 

  • HND Social Sciences 
  • HNC Healthcare Practice
  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • HNC Additional Support Needs 
  • HND Travel and Tourism 
  • HNC Occupational Therapy Support
  • HND Media and Communications 
  • HND Practical Journalism 
  • HNC Fitness, Health & Exercise (one higher) 
  • HND Fitness, Health & Exercise (two highers) 
  • HNC/D Horticulture 
  • HNC Landscape Management 
  • HNC Administration and IT with PDA Medical 
  • HND Business 
  • HNC Social Services 
  • HNC Counselling (Counselling Practice: An Intro unit (HE1A 46) also required) 
  • HNC Art and Design (with Higher Art and Design) 
  • HNC Painting and Printmaking (with Higher Art and Design) 
  • HND Contemporary Art Practice (with Higher Art and Design)

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3748