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Psychology

Course Overview
Course type

A level

Course length

A level: two years

Required qualifications

 

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. You will consider the role of Psychology and its various applications within society and discover how people behave in groups and as individuals. Is our behaviour a product of nature or nurture? Are we determined from birth? How can we treat metal disorders? These are some of the questions that psychology will explore.


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The course will focus on
  • social influence, including why people conform and obey
  • the development of attachments during infancy
  • psychopathology includes explanations and treatment of phobias, depression and OCD
  • approaches in psychology
  • biopsychology which includes ëfight or flightí, the sleep-wake cycle and ways of studying the brain.
  • second year topics focus on the psychology of human relationships, aggression and eating behaviour
  • there is also a major focus on research methods throughout.
On the course you will
  • study interesting topics such as mental disorders, relationships in social media, why diets donít always work and aggression in prisons.
  • appreciate the link between Psychology and Science
  • design, conduct and carry out practical research
  • use statistics to test the significance of your results - 10% of  the  exam  incorporates  statistics.
  • build upon your analytical skills.
  • apply what you learn to real-life examples

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. You will consider the role of Psychology and its various applications within society and discover how people behave in groups and as individuals. Is our behaviour a product of nature or nurture? Are we determined from birth? How can we treat metal disorders? These are some of the questions that psychology will explore.


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Method of assessment

For A-level you will be assessed by three written examinations at the end of two years. There is no coursework involved in this subject.

 

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. You will consider the role of Psychology and its various applications within society and discover how people behave in groups and as individuals. Is our behaviour a product of nature or nurture? Are we determined from birth? How can we treat metal disorders? These are some of the questions that psychology will explore.


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What will I be able to progress to?

This A level is useful if you wish to study psychology at university. Applied areas of psychology include clinical, occupational and forensic. However it is also relevant for many careers that involve working with people, such as policing, prison service, teaching, marketing, human resources, nursing and counselling. To find out more about chartered careers, visit the British Psychological Society website (www.bps.org.uk).

 

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. You will consider the role of Psychology and its various applications within society and discover how people behave in groups and as individuals. Is our behaviour a product of nature or nurture? Are we determined from birth? How can we treat metal disorders? These are some of the questions that psychology will explore.


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