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Psychology A level at Bradford College

Course description

If you have you ever wanted to understand how a profile of a criminal is constructed, study a case of multiple personality disorder or understand why some people become addicted to gambling then OCR’s Psychology course is for you!

In Year One, a range of approaches and issues are studied throughout the course, which combines famous studies in Psychology with newer research to complement your understanding of the human mind and behaviour.

Psychology is a fantastic all round course that is useful for a wide range of careers including prison work, law, human resources, mental health, sales and indeed any job which requires strong communication skills.

If you have you ever wanted to understand how a profile of a criminal is constructed, study a case of multiple personality disorder or understand why some people become addicted to gambling then OCR’s Psychology course is for you!

The second year will build upon on your insight into Psychology and delve into the mind of a criminal, look inside the behaviour of a schizophrenic and hold a mock jury.

Psychology is a fantastic all round course that is useful for a wide range of careers including prison work, law, human resources, mental health, sales and indeed any job which requires strong communication skills.

Course content

In Year One, you will study five Core areas of Psychology. These are: Cognitive, Developmental, Physiological, Social and Individual Differences. Within these areas, you will examine 15 classic studies and consider their problems, their implications for society and how they could be improved. In addition to these areas of Psychology, you will become familiar with four short Psychological Investigations. These are a self-report, an observation, an experiment and a correlation.

Year Two will build on the skills you gained in the first year and you will study two different areas of applied Psychology - Health & Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology. You will also build on your research methods knowledge and develop skills in designing a practical Psychology project.

Year Two will also involve further study in approaches, perspectives, methods, issues and debates in Psychology.


Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C or above including Mathematics and English.

Assessment

  • End of section tests
  • Mock examinations
  • Written assignments
  • Written examinations set by the OCR exam board.

Future opportunities

  • Communication
  • Organisational
  • Time management
  • Social
  • Scientific report writing.

Further information

For further information please visit our website or contact our admissions department on 01274 433333.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bradford College directly.

Last updated date: 26 January 2016
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