Psychology has been added to My Courses

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Course specifics

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of four grade 3s at GCSE
  • A minimum of a grade 3 in GCSE Science

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Exam board: AQA

90%OF PEOPLE TEXT THINGS THEY COULD NEVER SAY IN PERSON - THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

This engaging qualification allows you to develop critical analysis, independent thinking and research skills. You will explore memory, perception, social influence, the brain and psychology problems. The course will help you shape how we understand ourselves, think and react as individuals and groups within the complex 21st Century.

 

Course Content

The course is broken down into two different topics – Cognition & Behaviour and Social Context & Behaviour.

Paper 1: Cognition & Behaviour (50%)

Paper 2 - Social Context & Behaviour (50%)

  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Development
  • Research Methods
  • Social Influence
  • Language, Thought and Communication
  • Brain and Neuropsychology
  • Psychological Problems

Methods of Assessment

All Assessments will take place at the end of the one year course. Students will sit two exam papers.

Methods of Teaching and Learning

The courses are taught by well-qualified and experienced members of staff. Students will learn through a variety of methods including whole-class lessons, group work and individual work and A-level students will have the opportunity to carry out 2 set pieces of psychological research.  Students will be expected to carry out reading and note-taking as part of their extension work.

Progression

Many students progress to study Psychology A-level; exploring topics including ethics, gender bias and free will. Studying Psychology has universal value within Health, Education, Criminology, Counselling, Marketing or occupations involving people, communication and emotional intelligence.

This course would form part of your Access to Level 3 Programme – click here to find out more.

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