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Psychology at Colmers School and Sixth Form College

Course description

General Subject Info

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. Commonly students begin studying Psychology at A level.

Entry requirements

Is this for you?

Psychology is for you if you are interested in the way people tick. Be prepared to work hard both inside and outside lessons. Lessons are participatory and fast paced. Extensive home learning is set, that with your revision, will help you to do well in this subject. It is a good subject for both scientists and arts specialists.

Indication of GCSE requirements and anything else important: a minimum of a C in Maths, English Language and Science is required.

Assessment

Exam Board

AQA Psychology Specification

Topics:

AS – Memory, Attachment, Research Methods, Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, Social Influence

 

A2 – Memory, Social Influence, Attachment, Psychopathology, Issues and debates, Schizophrenia, Gender, Aggression.

Future opportunities

Future aspirations

Many Psychology students go on to study Psychology at University and this can lead to a range of careers such as Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child development, Counselling and teaching/research. Many other university subjects welcome Psychology as an A level and it is especially useful for those considering medicine/nursing; public uniformed services; teaching or human resources.  It is useful for any subject/role that involves interacting with people! Most universities class Psychology as a science subject

Further information

What do other students study with this subject?

Psychology is one of the most popular A level subjects and works well with a number of different A levels.  Subjects that compliment Psychology especially well are History, English, Science subjects, Maths and Art.

 

Extra

Studying Psychology will help with a range of volunteering opportunities including sport coaching, teaching assistant and caring for younger children or older adults. Trips that Psychology students have been on in the past include: University of Birmingham to attend Psychology Master classes; Birmingham Crown Court, Reaside Psychiatric Secure Unit and the Science Museum, London.

Reading / Research

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/psychology

http://hopc.bps.org.uk/outed/scimus$.cfm

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: 01 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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