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Psychology A Level at Parkside School

Course description

Psychology is concerned with the way people behave and think, how they react to different situations and interact with others. Psychology is an exciting and unique subject and ideal for those fascinated by our own social interactions and by the behaviour of others.

Course content

The course will address the following branches of psychology:

  • Cognitive Psychology: mental activities such as remembering;
  • Developmental Psychology: how people develop, throughout their lives from infancy to old age;
  • Physiological Psychology: how the brain and nervous system operate and how our experience can be affected by physiological processes and mechanisations;
  • Individual differences: what makes people different from one another;

Social Psychology: how people interact with one another, and also how they come to make sense of what's going on in their social worlds.

  • Unit 3: Topics in Psychology : Biolog rhythms and sleep, Agression and Eating Behaviour
  • Unit 4: Psychotherapy : Psychology Action and research Methods

Entry requirements

AS Level Psychology

Future opportunities

This subject allows you to develop the essential analytical and thinking skills that will enhance and enrich any other subjects studied at A level or Degree level. Psychology is an exciting and unique subject and ideal for those fascinated by our own social interactions and by the behaviour of others. It is a useful qualification for anyone working with the public (education, hospitals, police, prisons). 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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