Psychology A Level at Newport Girls' High School
A level Psychology provides students with a range of transferable skills including critical evaluation and argument construction which are an excellent basis for many university courses. With a degree in Psychology and further postgraduate training there are a wealth of opportunities in clinical, educational, occupational and forensic Psychology, as well as other careers where working with people is central. Many students who take the A level at this school go on to study undergraduate psychology courses at University or related ones including criminology.
AS – all compulsory units
Approaches in Psychology
A level – compulsory units
As above plus:
Issues and Debates
A level - optional units
One from each:
Relationships/Gender/Cognition and Development
Few, if any students will have done GCSE, therefore no previous knowledge is assumed. Good grades in GCSE Maths, Science and English Language are advised and students should be prepared for some emphasis on essays, particularly at A level.
Focus is on applying Psychological theories and concepts to real world situations.
Research methods teaching is integrated throughout the two years.
A level will be examined at the end of Year 13 through three equally weighted 2 hour papers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newport Girls' High School directly.