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Psychology A level at Burnley College

Course description

This course allows students to understand human behaviour by looking at in through different lenses of explanation. Over the course of the two years students will study three separate areas: Research Methods in Psychology, Psychological Themes through Core Studies and Applied Psychology.

By finding out the reasons for human behaviour students will be able to communicate better with the people around them and so where there are people there is a use for Psychology.

Psychology encourages students to develop analytical thinking, as research is constantly being questioned for its scientific basis and its ability to explain behaviour validly in real world settings. The statistical analysis of data from the results of studies also allows students to develop their numeracy.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. Students will need at least a grade C in GCSE Science, however grade A or B are preferred. As this is a written subject a good level of written English is required, a grade B in English at GCSE desirable. Entry criteria for all qualifications are subject to a reference from your previous school or place of study.

Future opportunities

Psychology is useful in many careers and university courses, both inside and outside the field of Psychology. These include: Teaching, Childcare, Social Services, Business, Law and Journalism.

Further information

Recognised as best practice by Ofsted, our ALZs promote independent learning through cutting-edge technology combined with traditional books and journals and online learning resources. Students have access to high specification PCs with the latest Microsoft applications and multimedia and innovative technologies including iPads, Kindles and portable consoles. Each of the 8 ALZs provides the most up to date and relevant equipment for the subjects they serve.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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