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 is through three external written exams taken in the summer of Year 2.
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.
Course Specifics / Entry Requirements
|Qualification Name||Maths GCSE Req.||English GCSE Req.||Other Req.||Desirable Qualifications||Skills & Attributes Required for Success||Guidance on Costs or Commitments|
|Psychology||5||5||GCSE Science at grade 4 or above||GCSE Maths, English, Science at grade 6.||Ability to think critically and to evaluate information|