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Psychology A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, brain and behaviour. It investigates a wide range of issues with real world applications including artificial intelligence, how drugs interact with chemicals in the brain to change behaviour, the reliability of eyewitness testimony, genocide and the link between genes, the environment and particular behaviours.

Throughout the course you will learn both how to conduct and critically evaluate psychological research and will develop your knowledge and understanding of statistics. Psychology also places much emphasis on application as well as theoretical knowledge, so you will be expected to explain previously unconsidered scenarios in the examinations. Given the nature of assessment, studying psychology will also develop your literacy skills.

Entry requirements

Minimum of grade B in English (Lit or Lang) and Science/Mathematics at GCSE.Students DO NOT need to have studied Psychology at GCSE, although this would be advantageous.

Future opportunities

A number of students every year go on to study for a BSc degree in Psychology or in the related field of Neuroscience. They also go on to study Medicine, Nursing, primary Education, Occupational Therapy and Forensic Science.

Chartered Psychologist (Clinical, Educational, Occupational, Forensic, Sport or Teaching and Research).
You will also find psychology useful in many areas of work, such as research, teaching, medicine/health care, business and marketing, leadership and management, sport and coaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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