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What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
A-Level Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour, exploring different explanations of human behaviours. Satisfy your interest as to the explanations of choices and actions.
This interesting and challenging course will introduce you to the human brain, the body and how they influence or are influenced by our behaviours. You will learn about human memory; about how attachments are made in infancy and the impact this can have in adulthood.
The course explores biological and psychological explanations of different pathologies (OCD, depression and phobias), as well as examining the reasons why people conform or obey social norms.
You will also explore topics such as relationships, aggression, and stress.
• Social influence
• Approaches in psychology
• Research methods
• Issues and debates in psychology
How will it be delivered?
A-Level Psychology is a two-year linear program, with students sitting three examinations at the end of the course. These three examinations will form the A-Level grade. Throughout the two years students will receive regular assessments in the style of the examination. Additionally, students can expect to be assessed through activities in the lesson. All work will be assessed against examination board standards with all work receiving feedback.
You will need five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (including English Language and a B/6 in Mathematics and Grade B/6 or above in a related subject).
Your next steps...
Upon completing this course you will be equipped to move on to university, a higher apprenticeship or work. A-Level Psychology is a perfect foundation for careers in business, marketing, social services, health and education.