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Psychology A Level at Imberhorne School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific examination and understanding of human behaviour. The course focuses on the application of psychology and psychological research to everyday life. Some questions addressed are: Can an ordinary human being begiven an order to kill and obey? Do taxi drivers have bigger brains than non taxi drivers? Can we tell what emotion a person is experiencing just by looking at their eyes? What did Freud have to say about a small boy's love for his mother? What are schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder?

AS (Year 12)
Five areas of Psychology are covered: Cognitive, Social,Developmental, Physiological and Individual Differences.Research methods in Psychology are also covered.

A2 (Year 13)
Students will study Psychology as it is applied to twoeveryday topics: Health, and Crime. Students will also look at broad themes and issues relevant across Psychology and focus further on how psychological knowledge arises from research.

Entry requirements

To study this subject you will need a minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade A*‐C, including a grade C in English, a BC in Double Science and a C in Maths.

Future opportunities

The course is well suited to students who have a genuine interest in understanding human behaviour and the scientific analysis of it. This can lead to a related degree, or work in many other areas, since the skills obtained are transferable.

Further information

For more information: etilley@imberhorne.co.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Imberhorne School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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