Psychology at Fakenham Academy (College)
You will take two modules at AS Level. In Module 1 you will learn about Cognitive Psychology (Memory in everyday life, eyewitness testimony and techniques for improving memory); Developmental Psychology (Attachment and Social Development) and Psychological Research Methods. In Module you study Biological Psychology (Stress); Social Psychology (Social Influence, Obedience and Conformity) and Psychotherapy (the causes of and treatments for mental disorders).
At A2 you take two more modules. Module 3 is concerned with Biological rhythms and sleep (Biorhythms, sleep states and disorders of sleep); Relationships (formation, maintenance, breakdown and human reproductive behaviour) and Aggression (Social and biological explanations and aggression). Module 4 covers Psychopathology (A detailed investigation of an anxiety disorder such as a phobia or of Schizophrenia); Anomalistic psychology (parapsychology, the study of paranormal beliefs , to of body and near death experiences, psychic healing and ESP) or Media Psychology (The role of psychology in the media, persuasion, extreme fandom and stalking behaviour) and Psychological Research and Scientific Method.
Psychology is actually a science so you will need a C or above in both Science and Maths. For the essay based assessment you need to have good written communication so will need at least a grade C in English Language GCSE. You should also be prepared to do a lot of reading.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fakenham Academy (College) directly.