Psychology GCE A2 Level at The Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form
The study of Psychology is focused upon understanding the thoughts and behaviours of individuals. The subject covers a wide range of topics and there are areas of interest to suit everybody. It investigates why people behave in particular ways and provides opportunities for students to conduct their own investigation into human behaviour. Students learn how people's behaviour is affected by those around them, how the memory works, and how early childhood affects behaviour. There are also units focusing on the application of psychological theory to key areas such as criminal behaviour, mental disorders and gender development.
Unit 1 –Introductory topics in Psychology
Unit 2 – Psychology In Context
Unit 3 – Issues And Options In Psychology
Issues, Debates and Approaches
General Entry Requirements:Minimum of 5 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C including English Language and Mathematics
Subject Specific Entry Requirements:Grade 4 in GCSE English Language with Grade 4 in Science and Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics
*Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers.
*All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements
Three external examination papers which are equally weighted.
16-19 Bursary Fund
This scheme was introduced by the Government to help students study. Contributions and payments ‘in kind’ have been made to students to help with their individual identified needs, such as:
• Stationery costs and packs
• Books and revision guides
• Educational trips/residential trips
• University Open Day visit costs
• Employment/apprenticeship opportunities
Bursaries are available to students in the following categories:
Students who are identified by the government at ‘most vulnerable’ will be eligible for a guaranteed bursary of £1,200.
Family income is below threshold for working tax credits/free school meals.
Students who have an extreme financial barrier, mitigating circumstances and/or a short-term specific educational or independent living cost.
Applications will be issued during Summer 2018 for students to return on Enrolment Day.
For more information contact Sixth Form Admissions on 01924 483666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The study of psychology can open the doors to a wide range of options after sixth form. Some of our students have gone on to specialise in psychology and its various areas at university such as criminology. Others have pursued careers with the police, within the education sector and the nursing profession.
Psychology is a science where good essay writing skills combined with the ability to handle data and understand statistics are essential for success in this subject. Students need to be able to understand concepts and apply this knowledge in exams.
How to apply
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