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Psychology A2 at Swinton Academy

Course description

This course is for students who have an interest in human behaviour and would like to develop an understanding of the many aspects of psychological research. The modular syllabus has been devised to cover different psychological appoaches in a broad sense, with opportunities for indepth investigation in areas that are of interest to the individual student. Method of Assessment:Year One ( AS Level). The AS level consists of three comulsory units. Two of these involve study of memory, child development, learning theories, obedience, prejuudice and personality. The third is a piece of physchological research in which the students acquire the skills of conducting experiments within the correct ethical and physical guidelines. The content of this investigation may be drawn from any area of the syllabus. Assessment will be in the form of two formal examinations with the investigation being marked externally. Year Two (A Level) Students will select two applications from: * Clinical Psychology * Criminal Psychology * Psychology of Education * Psychology of Work * Sports Psychology The final Advanced Level qualification will be based on assessed units from A2 ( essay style questions) and those from Year One ( AS Level) plus the investigation. This qualification equips students with valuable skills which are attractive to both Universities and employers especially in the business field. It is not necessary for candidates to have prior knowledge of Psychology, although a genuine interest in human behaviour is required. A competency in Mathematics is preferred.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as a science or one of the humanities to prepare for higher education in Psychology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Psychology and people such as a Counsellor, Nurse or Psychologist. You could also specialise in a particular area of Psychology such as education or mental health depending on the area that interests you.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years