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A Level Psychology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code CRENA1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

About the course

Psychology is one of the Social Sciences and is the study of human behaviour and experience. It is about studying people and why we think and behave in the way that we do and how we develop.

The first year offers a broad range of topics including a study of stress, abnormality and how others influence our behaviour. There is also a research component which examines the methods Psychologists use to study human behaviour.

In year two, there are a range of topic based options which bring together explanations from different approaches which engages students with issues and debates within contemporary psychology. The topics include an examination of relationships, aggression, gender, psychology of the mass media, psycho pathology, eating behaviour and schizophrenia as well as a research unit.

Will this subject suit me?

This A Level is designed to develop skills of analysis and evaluation through an examination of arguments and evidence put forward by psychologists. You are expected to be interested in human behaviour and the world you live in. The ideal student would enjoy discussion, reading new ideas and challenging assumptions.

Good numeracy skills are required due to the science/mathematical nature of the subject.

Personal study time

A Level students are expected to devote as much time outside the classroom to their studies as in lessons.  Homework will be set regularly but students are expected to undertake self-directed research as well.

Qualification title

A level Psychology

What students say about this subject

I've learned a lot

Interesting topics

Information was clear and helpful

Trying experiments helped me learn the key studies

You can relate what you have learned to familiar situations

 

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How will it be delivered?

Examinations

Entry requirements

To study 3  A Levels: 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths

To study 4 A Levels: 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Maths

Additional requirements: GCSE grade 5-9 in Maths and English Language plus 5-9 in at least one science subject.

Your next steps...

Where can it lead?

Most A Level students go on to university where Psychology has become a very popular subject with strong links to the other social sciences.

 

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