Psychology A Level at Impington Village College
What is psychology and why should you choose to study it? Psychology is one of the social sciences and as such it takes a scientific approach to the study of the human mind and behaviour. You should study it because it is a fascinating subject, through which you can find out why people behave the way they do, including yourself. Further, because psychology bridges the gap between science and the arts it can go equally well with other sciences such as Biology or arts subjects such as English. Finally there are a number of careers for which a knowledge of psychology would be useful such as nursing, law, social work, teaching, the police, psychology and psychiatry.
For the A Level/Btec courses, a student will need At least 5 4-grades at GCSE level or level 2 equivalent and have a 4 grade or more in the subject s/he wishes to take at A Level/Btec.
What Do Psychology Graduates Do?
Psychology graduates develop a range of skills transferable to graduate careers. These include:
handling of data/statistics;
the ability to work in teams.
Studying a psychology degree fosters a valuable aptitude for work in both the science and arts fields, and forms a flexible basis for a wide number of careers. The scientific aspects of the course, including the application of a reasoned approach, problem-solving and manipulation of data, provide useful tools for careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT and research. While the understanding about human behaviour and motivation, ability to critically analyse a problem, formulate a considered response, create an argument and generate new ideas, lend themselves well to careers in the creative industries, the legal sector, government administration and education.
According to the Higher Education Careers Service Unit 57.8% of psychology graduates from 2010 went straight into employment whilst over 25% went on to further training. Below is the list of the type of work entered for those in employment.
24.8% Other Occupations
18.5% Retail, Catering, Waiting and Bar Staff
14.5% Social & Welfare Professionals
10.0% Other Clerical and Secretarial Occupations
7.0% Commercial, Industrial and Public Sector Managers
5.7% Business and Financial Professionals and Associate Professionals
4.2% Education Professionals
4.0% Marketing, Sales and Advertising Professionals
2.7% Health Professionals and Associate Professionals
2.3% Numerical Clerks and Cashiers
1.4% Arts, Design, Culture and Sports Professionals
0.6% Information Technology Professionals
0.3% Scientific Research, Analysis & Development Professionals
0.2% Engineering Professionals
0.2% Legal Professionals
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How to apply
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