Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. This two-year A Level course will look at how behaviour is determined and influenced within a multi-disciplined approach. These approaches vary from social to biological perspectives with a heavy emphasis on scientific rigour in the form of research methods. Psychology will complement all science, sociology, English and health & social care courses.
A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4 or above).
- GCSE English at grade 5 and maths at a minimum of grade 4.
- Desired G-Score 5.3
- A keen interest in Human Behaviour is essential
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Studying Psychology gives you a broad range of skills that span both science and the arts and opens up opportunities with a variety of employers ranging from multi-national companies to privately run businesses and work within the health sector.
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Further education teacher
Primary care graduate mental health worker
Psychological wellbeing practitioner
Sport and exercise psychologist
Components of Course
• Social Psychology
• Cognitive Psychology
• Biological Psychology
• Learning Theories
• Clinical Psychology
• Criminological Psychology
• Child Psychology
• Health Psychology
• Psychological Skill
Your work will be assessed regularly throughout the course via directed study, class tests and major assessments at key times throughout the year.
No Coursework. 100% Examination
At the end of year 2. 3 Exam papers, 2 hours each.
Each exam question contains questions on year 1 and year 2 work.