'Minimum of 5, 9 -5 Grades at GCSE or equivalent with English and maths. Grade 6 or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.
Psychology attempts to explain individual behaviour and uncover general principles. The course will provide a broad introduction to Psychology as a science. It emphasises applying knowledge and understanding and will develop transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.
Students will follow the two year A level course. Following this course will allow students the opportunity to study Social Influence- the ideas of conformity and obedience; Memory- with understanding of how memory works and eye witness testimonies; Attachment- how early years bonds influence behaviour; the different approaches to Psychology; Psychopathology- the study of abnormal behaviour; Biopsychology- the study of the nervous system, endocrine system and fight or flight response.
In the second year of study topics include: Issues and Debates; Biopsychology- looking at localisation and lateralisation of the brain and biological rhythms and three modules which include: Relationships, Eating Behaviour and Aggression.
Students will sit three two hour external exams at the end of Year 13.
- Health Care
- Law /Police /Forensics
- Social Services
...and any other career path that involves dealing with people.
For more information please contact Miss R Tranter. Psychology, in her office in the KWB or ext. 225.