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Psychology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

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

Overview

Psychology A Level allows students the opportunity to see the world through a new perspective and to see the real-life applications of psychology.

The study of psychology satisfies the curious mind and allows us to explore and question human behaviour, asking questions to continually raise our understanding.

Details

Psychology A Level encourages students to develop their knowledge and understanding of psychology and the variety of areas that this impacts upon. The A Level provides a broad introduction to the scope and nature of psychology as a science.

Psychology is assessed by three exams at the end of Year 13:

Paper 1 - Introductory topics in psychology

• Social influence

• Memory

• Attachment

• Psychopathology

Paper 2 - Psychology in context

• Approaches in psychology

• Biopsychology

• Research methods

Paper 3 - Issues and options in psychology

• Issues and debates in psychology

• Relationships

• Stress

• Forensics

All examinations are two hours long, each worth 33.3% of the A Level.

How will it be delivered?

A combination of classroom study, self study and enrichment activities.

Entry requirements

GCSE RE, English, Mathematics and Science (triple or double), all at grade 6 or above.

Your next steps...

Higher education, particularly psychology, sociology, RE and law but is relevant for the majority of courses.

Psychology can lead to careers in the following fields: psychologist, health and social care, marketing and PR, management and human resources, education and public sector work.

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