Psychology

Psychology

Psychology is a fascinating and unique subject introducing students to how the discipline exists in everyday life and the academic domain. The study of psychology is research led and demands scientific exploration and rigour.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Humanities
  • Qualification A Level 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Course Length 2 years
100% Pass rate in 2019
Overview

Any A Level subjects can be combined. A Levels can also be studied alongside a BTEC Level 3 Certificate.

You will study an AS Level in the first year of this course.

Psychology is a fascinating and unique subject introducing students to how the discipline exists in everyday life and the academic domain. The study of psychology is research led and demands scientific exploration and rigour.

This course is ideal if you have an inquisitive mind and enjoy evaluating and discussing concepts and research.

The final A Level qualification will be achieved by completing three examinations at the end of the two year course. However, all learners are given the opportunity to also gain an AS Level at the end of their first year to help you to know that this is the right course for you.

What topics will I study?

  • Attachment
  • Memory
  • Psychopathology
  • Social Influence
  • Forensics
  • Gender
  • Schizophrenia
  • Research Methods
  • Approaches
  • Issues and Debates

You will:

  • Develop your scientific skills in research, analysis, and the use of theory to develop explanations
  • Study a range of topics such as forensic psychology, schizophrenia, the psychology of gender and anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias
  • Debate topics such as nature versus nurture
  • Learn about the importance of attachment in child development
  • Have the opportunity to discuss sensitive topic areas, for example, depression, schizophrenia, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder

This course goes well with Sociology, Business, Sport, Biology, Law, English and Drama.

Next steps: You could study Psychology or other Humanities subjects at university. Further academic study and professional training can lead to a career in education (teaching, educational psychology), business, the health service (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, sports science, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, counselling), law, police force, forensic psychology, criminology or the prison service.

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: Grade 5 in English Language and 4 in Maths. Plus, you will need six GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or Science.

Facilities

Subject bespoke Learning Resource Centre support, compute suite and iPads for research, lecture theatre.

Additional Costs

There are some costs of materials and resources.

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