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Psychology A Level at New College Telford

Course description

The course suits those with an interest in understanding and explaining human behaviour and who enjoy investigating and debating different issues.

Course content

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. Positioned between traditional science and humanities subjects, and drawing on many aspects of these areas; Psychology can be chosen as part of a large number of A Level combinations. The course aims to provide you with an understanding of methods and approaches in Psychology. This is done by studying different psychological theories, studies and concepts, and taking part in and carrying out practical research activities involving collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Throughout the course the ethical implications of psychological research will also be discussed. Themes throughout the course will focus on: Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology, Research Methods and Approaches in Psychology. Assessment is exam based.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language, Maths and Science. Grade B is preferred in Maths and Science.

Future opportunities

Students who have studied Psychology have gone onto Higher Education in a variety of fields including Law, Medicine, Anthropology, Biological Sciences and Nursing. However, many students enjoy Psychology so much that they go on to study it at university in its own right. A degree in Psychology can lead on to: Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Criminological or Legal Psychology and Sports Psychology.

Further information

Other social science subjects such as Sociology or courses such as Law, Health & Social Care and Science subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
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