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Psychology Level 3 (Block A) at St Simon Stock Catholic School

Course description

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. This course aims to give students an insight into the hidden depths of the human psyche.

Year 12
Students will learn about the cognitive, developmental and social approaches in Psychology. They will develop an understanding of mental disorders, human behaviour, social influence, memory and attachment. Students study different research methods used to collect data and will undertake small research projects of their own.

Year 13
Students will study three topics: relationships,  schizophrenia and addiction.   

Course content

The study of Psychology offers rich insights into why humans think and behave in the way that we do.  We explore Clinical Characteristics of our mental health and attempt to predict behaviour using scientific research methods.  Psychology demands both a high level of Mathematical and Scientific skill alongside an ability to analyse complex behaviour, making it a very attractive course to both universities and employers.


Entry requirements

Maths GCSE Grade 5, English GCSE Grade 5, Science Grade B or above.


Future opportunities

Psychology is relevant to many university courses and careers. Careers include: Health Psychology, Sports Psychology, Criminology and Forensics, Human Resources Management and Educational Psychology. The subject works well in combination with Maths, Science, Sociology, Philosophy, English and Media.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 02 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years