Psychology A Level at The Purbeck School
Psychology is the study of the mind and human behaviour and gives an insight into the way people think and behave. It includes the core areas of biological, cognitive, social, humanistic, behaviourist, psychodynamic and evolutionary psychology. Students will learn about human behaviour from these different perspectives.
The course follows the AQA specification, completing units on memory, attachment, conformity, obedience, mental illnesses and research methods. There is no coursework element to the course. There are three two hour examinations taken at the end of the two year course.
Students find Psychology an intriguing, challenging subject that gives them fantastic insight into the impact society and biology has on their behaviour. After all Psychology is life!
Students should be eligible to follow the Academic Pathway including a B in English, Maths and Science. Students should be aware that Psychology is an academic course and students will be expected to work hard, read around the subject and become independent, inquisitive, insightful thinkers ready to ask higher order questions.
The Psychology A’ level will provide the student with UCAS points to enrol onto an undergraduate degree related to Psychology BSc (as a single honours) or you can combine Psychology with numerous other courses (as a joint honours BSc). Many popular joint courses include Psychology with Neuroscience, Criminology, Nursing, Forensics or Social Care.
Psychology relates to many professions including Teaching/Lecturing, Social Work, Forensics, Police work, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Clinical Psychology, and Health Psychology amongst other careers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Purbeck School directly.