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A Level Psychology at Heath Park

Course description

YEAR 12

Students will learn about the five main approaches in Psychology – cognitive, social, developmental, physiological and individual differences – and the two main perspectives – psychodynamic and behaviourist. The focus is on 15 cores studies – three from each approach. They will also receive a thorough grounding in the main research methodologies – experiments, observations, self-reports and questionnaires. Two examinations (Unit 1 and 2) will be sat in the summer of the first year.

YEAR 13

Students will learn to apply their knowledge of Psychology to the ‘real world’ as they study both Health Psychology and Forensic Psychology. They will also consolidate everything they have covered during the course in the synoptic unit, which focuses on the application of research methods and challenges pupils to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the major issues and debates within the discipline. Two examinations (Unit 3 and 4) will be sat in the summer of the second year.

Course content

Unit 1 – Psychological Investigations
Unit 2 – Core Studies
Unit 3 – Applications of Psychology
Unit 4 – Issues and Debates in Psychology

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths GCSE at grade B

Psychology GCSE at grade B (if taken)

Assessment

Four examinations – two in Year 12 (Units 1 and 2) and two in Year 13 (Units 3 and 4). There is no coursework.

Future opportunities

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS

Suitable for a wide range of university courses, including: Psychology; Law; Business; Sociology; Social Work; Social Policy; Management and Journalism.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Occupational Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Sports Psychologist, Lecturing or Teaching, Police, Social Work, Management or any career dealing with people.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heath Park directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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