Psychology A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College
What is normal? Are you normal? How do psychiatrists know whether someone is mentally ill or not? Why do you obey? Why do you conform? Is it your genes? Do you have ‘faulty’ thoughts? Have you completed your psychosexual stages successfully? Can you change a person’s behaviour? Do you want to understand why we do what we do?
If you would like to be able to answer these types of questions with scientific answers, you will love psychology! Psychology is about the way our mind works and students of Psychology will study how our thoughts, feelings and body interact to explain what we do.
You will cover a range of exciting and interesting topics during the course, which will include different approaches to psychology (e.g. cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social) and areas such as relationships, memory, attachment, sleep, clinical psychology and mental health. You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses. Additionally, an average GCSE score of at least 5 and grade C in GCSE Maths.
A high proportion of Psychology students will go on to study psychology or a related degree at university. Many others will go on to work in fields of employment where psychology is an advantage e.g. teaching, nursing, physiotherapy or social work. Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think, e.g. business, advertising, the police or the media. Psychology can lead to some very well paid and exciting careers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.