Psychology literally translates as ‘the study of the human mind’, but psychology is more than this. Psychology is everywhere around us. It is intriguing, emotional, scientific and above all thought provoking. This course offers you the opportunity to learn about the science behind human behaviour by understanding how research is conducted and used to develop theories and laws about human behaviour. You will go on to explore the many different strands of psychology such as social, developmental, abnormal and biological psychology. Finally, you will also consider issues and debates that psychologists consider when attempting to explain complex and abstract human behaviours. You will develop valuable skills including critical analysis, independent thinking and research.
Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology,
Research Methods and Issues and Debates in Psychology.
Optional Units (One topic area from options 1, 2 + 3 must be chosen)
Option 1: Relationships, Gender or Cognition and Development.
Option 2: Schizophrenia, Eating Behaviour or Stress.
Option 3: Aggression, Forensic Psychology or Addiction.
Students will require a minimum of five A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE, including English
and Mathematics at level 6 and Science at level 5.
This qualification is highly valued by many Universities for both psychology and non-psychology related studies. Those that study psychology open up a pathway of careers including counselling, therapy, teaching, mental health nursing, forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminology, and law.