Social Analytics Level 3


Created in conjunction with Cardiff University, Social Analytics is a new subject discipline focusing on developing skills in social research methods and statistics. The course has links to various subject disciplines and builds upon and develops skills found throughout the sciences and humanities preparing students for university.

This course is of particular relevance to the skills needed for successful completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate and will equip students with the skills needed to carry out the individual project with confidence.

This course is delivered exclusively as part of the Honours Programme and is to be taken alongside students’ A Level or BTEC Level 3 programmes. Upon successful completion of the Social Analytics course, students will be awarded an Agored Cymru Certificate, worth 4 credits.


Social Analytics is taught alongside the Individual Project component on the Welsh Baccalaureate and is 100% coursework based where students create a portfolio of evidence to present to the awarding body.

Given the links to the skills developed through the Welsh Baccalaureate students are also able to submit their Individual Investigation as evidence if suitable.


The course provides a broad grounding in research methods and statistical analysis, which are useful across a broad range of further study or employment destinations. In partnership with Cardiff University this course has been designed to develop the skills necessary to become confident independent learners in preparation for studying at university.


A grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics and English Language is essential. Students with B grade or above at GCSE are best suited to the course. No prior knowledge of social research is expected but a strong GCSE profile will help in all stages of this course.