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Psychology at Knole Academy

Course description

Course description
Psychology is the study of the mind and brain. The subject explores peoples’ behaviour within different settings, including education, crime and neglect. Within the first year, the course explores the environmental effects on people’s minds and behaviour, by studying topics such as Conformity, Memory and attachment.

The second year focuses on issues and debates in Psychology,by studying topics such as approaches in Psychology and also biosychology and abnormal behaviour.

 The aim if the course is to enhance students’ application of knowledge and skills in critical thinking, evaluation and analysis. If you are interested in finding out the way the brain works and its exceptional ability to cope and adapt to varying situations, then Psychology is the course for you.



 

 
 

Course content

Year 1:

Paper one : Introductory Topics in Psychology

 

Section A: Social Influence

Section B: Memory

Section C: Attachment

 

Paper Two: Psychology in Context:

 

Section A: Approaches to Psychology

Section B: Psychopathology

Section C: Reasearch Methods

 

Year 2

 

There are three papers. Eah paper is 2 hours and 96 marks in total. Each paper is worth 33.3% of the final A' Level mark.

Paper one: Introductory Topics in Psychology

Section A: Social Influence

Section B: Memory

Section C: Attachment

Section D: Psychopathology

Paper Two: Psychology in Context:

 

Section A: Approaches in Pyschology, Section B: Biopsychology, Section C: Reasearch Methods

Paper Three: Issues and Options in Psychology

Section A: Issues and debates in Psychology

Section B: Relationships, Gender or Cognition and development

Section C: Schizophrenia, Eating Behaviour or Stress

Section D: Aggression, Forensic Psychology or Addiction

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE qualifications at C (equivalent) or above, with a B in Science and English Maths at grade 6.

Assessment

Length of course:

Two Years. Students will be assessed throughout Year 1 through internal

assessment, mock exams and, where available, external exams. Students nees to

demonstrate strong performance in all assessments to gain entry to Year 2.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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