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A Level Psychology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Psychology
Code PS2A23S
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3

Overview

Psychology will allow you to explore the dynamic nature of human behaviour. Such as, why we queue in an orderly fashion, how we remember our phone numbers, if behaviour is a product of nature or nurture and why some people turn to crime.

Details

You will study:

• How different psychologists explain behaviour
• How memory functions, why attachment to parents is important and how the social environment impacts behaviour 
• Why some individuals experience depression, phobias and OCD and how this is treated 
• The different areas of the brain and how they are responsible for behaviour, alongside the nature-nurture debate amongst others 
• How and why some individuals develop anorexia or obesity, how we maintain relationships and why some people commit crime 

Over the two years of study you will learn how research methods such as experiments and observations play an important role in psychology as a science and you will develop your critical thinking, communication, mathematical, analytical and evaluative skills. 

How will it be delivered?

•100% examination

Entry requirements

General entry criteria apply plus a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and Grade 5 in GCSE Maths, plus Grade 5 in GCSE Biology or as part of GCSE Combined Science.

Your next steps...

Psychology can lead to a career in Clinical psychology, Counselling, Educational psychologist or Further Education teaching and you can go on to study a range of related degrees such as, Psychology, Social Work and Teaching.

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