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Psychology, A Level at Oldham Sixth Form College (OSFC)

Course description

Psychology is the fascinating study of human experience and behavior which tries to explain: what makes us tick? Psychologists believe that if we can understand why individuals and groups behave in certain ways then this can be put into practice to improve the lives of us all.

The psychology department at OSFC offers specialist workshops to support you with preparation for exams. We hold an annual Forensic Psychology Conference which allows students insights into criminal life including the reasons for crime, life in prison and life after release from prison. This includes an opportunity to speak to ex-offenders and criminal psychologists. We have links with the University of Huddersfield, amongst other universities, who come to speak to us about psychology and the University courses they offer. In addition, the Psychology department has a member of staff involved in the delivery of the Extended Project Qualification to high flying students who have achieved brilliantly in their GCSEs.

 

Course content

Year 1

Paper1: Introductory Topics in Psychology – Social Influence, Memory and Attachment.

Paper2: Psychology in Context – Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research methods.

Year 2

Paper1: Introductory Topics in Psychology – Social Influence, Memory and Attachment.

Paper 2: Psychology in Context – Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology and Research methods.

Paper3: Issues and Options in Psychology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 passes (above C or 4) at GCSE, including at least a 4 in Maths and English.

Certain courses also have their own individual requirements and these can be checked on our website at www.osfc.ac.uk

Assessment

100% exam

Financial information

While you’re at OSFC you’ll need to spend money on items such as books, stationery, travel and lunches.  To help with these expenses, OSFC students from low income families can receive financial support.  More information please visitwww.osfc.ac.uk/support/bursary/.

Future opportunities

Studying at OSFC will provide you with a wealth of opportunities. Popular options from students who progressed from this course in the past were:

University Destinations

  • Kings College London - Psychology
  • The University of Manchester - Health Science (audiology)
  • Liverpool John Moores - Criminology
  • Sheffield Hallam University - Primary Education QTS

Careers Destinations

  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Music and Drama Therapist

Further information

At OSFC you can pick subjects from a wide range of courses with combinations across multiple curriculum areas. Choosing the right subjects is important. You should consider subjects you enjoy doing and options that will support your future career plans.

Popular combinations that will work well with this subject are:

  • Sociology
  • Biology
  • Health and Social Care
  • Law
  • Statistics

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: 03 October 2017
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