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About the Course
  • Merthyr
  • 01 September 2022
  • Humanities
  • Full Time
Course Outline

Psychology is an amazing and interesting subject which will allow students to understand explanations of human behaviour. Psychology is one of the most popular A levels because it involves the study of human behaviour and it links with nearly all potential future careers. In the last series of formal examinations (Summer 2019) over 20 students achieved A or A* grades in A2 psychology.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including a Grade B or above in English Language or literature and a grade C is Mathematics is desirable.

What will I learn?

There are various approaches to psychology and during the course we will study theories, behaviours, therapies and classic pieces of evidence. Topics include; Schizophrenia, criminal behaviour, dream analysis, eye-witness testimony and the formation of romantic relationships Learners will also study research methods and issues and debates such as whether or not researchers should use animals in research. Classic evidence includes comparing the minds of killers with the mind of a control group and whether maternal relationships affect adolescent behaviour.

Course Assessment

100 % examination Year one: Paper one: Theoretical approaches Paper two: Research methods

Career Progression

Most students who study psychology progress to University level. Psychology links with nearly all potential careers Many students with aspirations to pursue a career in medicine choose it as their fourth A level option as it demonstrates to admission teams that students will understand how to relate to future patients and their families. It also links to many other careers which include; Psychology, teaching, law and police sciences, human resources, management, counselling and business and marketing.

Duration

01 September 2022 - 31 July 2023

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