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A level Psychology at Garforth Academy

Course description

Psychology offers the to look at some of the explanations psychologists make to understand humans & their interaction with the world. It will give you a greater understanding of the word we live in & the people in it. A vast number of careers will benefit from you having this qualification.

Course content

Paper 1: Research Methods (Exam) 30% of total grade

The exam assesses skills in planning, conducting, analysing and reporting psychological research which is studied by exploring a range of experimental and non-experimental methodologies and techniques. These areas are studied across the two year course.

Paper 2: Psychological Themes through Core Studies (Exam) 35% of total grade

This unit introduces some of the central areas of investigation in psychology organised into key themes. Each key theme is represented by a classic and a contemporary core study. There are ten themes in total, which include areas such as social, developmental, cognitive, biological and individual differences. All of these themes ill be explored over the two year course.

Paper 3: Applied Psychology (Exam) 35% of total grade

In order to prepare for this exam, students will study for one compulsory section and two applied options. The compulsory section of the exam assesses knowledge of mental health. Currently, the option choices studied at Garforth are on child psychology & criminal psychology. These options are currently being taught for the first time under the new specification so could change in the future.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

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: 17 November 2017
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