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Psychology AS ( OCR ) at John Smeaton Academy

Course description

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour, so you will study various psychological theories that help to shed light on the reasons why we think and behave in the way that we do.

 

In the AS course we look at some major psychological research and help you to understand what psychologists do. During the AS course you will learn about fifteen landmark studies in psychology and the impact they have had on the world we live in today.

 

You will look at big questions such as

 

Do people make good witnesses,

 

Where do phobias come from,

 

Would we obey an order to kill someone,

 

How reliable is the diagnosis of sanity or insanity,

 

What is multiple personality disorder,

Course content

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour, so you will study various psychological theories that help to shed light on the reasons why we think and behave in the way that we do.

In the AS course we look at some major psychological research and help you to understand what psychologists do. During the AS course you will learn about fifteen landmark studies in psychology and the impact they have had on the world we live in today.

You will look at big questions such as

Do people make good witnesses,

Where do phobias come from,

Would we obey an order to kill someone,

How reliable is the diagnosis of sanity or insanity,

What is multiple personality disorder,

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and a grade B in English.

You need an interest in people and what makes them 'tick'
 

Assessment

The course is assessed by two exams in AS Psychology, a one hour paper taken in January and a two hour paper taken in May.

 

Future opportunities

Study at A level can lead to many careers such as clinical psychology, counselling, education psychology, sports psychology, forensic psychology and the psychology of work. Psychology is useful for any career involving people, and it is studied as part of other university courses, such as education, sport studies, business studies, medicine, nursing, speech therapy, occupational therapy, media studies, to name but a few. For further information contact the Psychology department

 

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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