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Psychology AS A2 at Weston Favell Academy

Course content

The purpose of Psychology is to provide an insight into the functioning of the mind, and to provide a basis for the understanding of human behaviour. AS level – Year 12 Unit 1:         Memory, forgetting and eyewitness testimony.Early socialisation and attachment.Unit 2:         Stress and stress management.Psychological abnormality.Unit 3:          Social Influence.Research methods in psychology. A2 level – Year 13 Unit 4:         Options available for study include:-Relationships; Sleep and Dreaming;Social and Personal Development;Pro and Anti Social Behaviour; Evolutionary Theories of Behaviour.        Unit 5:         Psychopathology and treatments for mental disorders.Issues and debates in Psychology.Unit 6:         Coursework – (One piece of psychological research)

Entry requirements

Previous experience of Psychology is not necessary in order to study this subject at AS & A2 Level, however, as with all A Levels a minimum of 5 GCSE passes, or equivalent, at C and above will be required, as will a willingness to learn.

Assessment

Student performance and progression in Psychology is regularly assessed and monitored via homework, research projects, and timed tests.

Future opportunities

Most if not all professions require a certain amount of Psychological knowledge, and therefore involve a certain amount of Psychological training. An AS Level and/or an A Level in Psychology will be a definite advantage in this respect, and, you will learn a lot about yourself in the process. Psychology will allow you to open up your mind, and allow you to better understand the minds of others.

Further information

Psychology is taught via a combination of lectures, videos, investigative research, discussions, debates, practical demonstrations and introspection.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston Favell Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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