Psychology A Level

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Psychology A Level2019-05-28T08:27:26+00:00

Why choose Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. If you are interested in understanding why people behave in particular ways, then this may be the subject for you.

Teaching and Learning Styles

We use a variety of teaching methods and activities to deliver the theoretical concepts and research studies that comprise this subject. You will be involved in discussions, presentations, group tasks and individual work. You will also undertake mini-practicals and flipped learning tasks to provide you with a working knowledge of this fascinating subject. Throughout the course you will learn how psychologists conduct research, analyse data and generate explanations for behaviour. Topics covered over the two years include research methods, social influence, memory, attachment, psychopathology, biopsychology, gender, eating behaviour and aggression.

Assessment

Assessment is through three external written exams taken in the summer of Year 2.

Progression Opportunities

Psychology A Level is useful for those wishing to pursue a career in areas such as medicine, social work, law, business, advertising, the probation service and teaching. If you wish to continue with Psychology beyond degree level, career options include Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology and Clinical Psychology.

Jade BedfordNunnery Wood High SchoolPsychologyI chose to take Psychology due to the fact that I have always been interested in why people act the way they do and how psychologists actually study human behaviours. Therefore, the psychology course seemed perfect due to the study of areas like psychopathology (including depression, phobias and OCD) and approaches in psychology, to name a few.I love the fact that I can relate my work to my other subjects: English Literature, Modern History and Classical Civilisations, as I try to apply what I have learnt about human behaviour into the historical figures and literary characters I am also studying! Psychology, however, is so broad that I would argue that it can be applied to almost any other subject being studied and will also be relevant beyond College in everyday life.After College, I plan to go on to university to study psychology, and hopefully eventually work towards becoming a clinical psychologist.

Jade Bedford

Psychology - Nunnery Wood High School
I chose to take Psychology due to the fact that I have always been interested in why people act the way they do and how psychologists actually study human behaviours. Therefore, the psychology course seemed perfect due to the study of areas like psychopathology (including depression, phobias and OCD) and approaches in psychology, to name a few.I love the fact that I can relate my work to my other subjects: English Literature, Modern History and Classical Civilisations, as I try to apply what I have learnt about human behaviour into the historical figures and literary characters I am also studying! Psychology, however, is so broad that I would argue that it can be applied to almost any other subject being studied and will also be relevant beyond College in everyday life.After College, I plan to go on to university to study psychology, and hopefully eventually work towards becoming a clinical psychologist.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Psychology55GCSE Science at grade 4 or aboveGCSE Maths, English, Science at grade 6.Ability to think critically and to evaluate information

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