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Psychology A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

If you like to know what makes people tick and why they behave the way they do, then Psychology is for you. Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour. It is the study of what people (and animals) do and why they do it. Psychologists also try to use their understanding to help people with difficulties, and to bring about change for the better in fields such as health care, education and industry.

Why Study Psychology?

Tutors are enthusiastic, caring and supportive and use a variety of techniques and resources to make learning interesting and challenging. We aim to give you some fundamental and interesting insights into behaviour and thought processes that will help you cope with the challenges of life, both for yourself and those you come into contact with.

Course content

This course consists of:

  • Paper 1: Introductory topics in Psychology.This involves the study of social influence e.g. conformity & obedience, memory e.g. eyewitness testimony and attachment in childhood.
  • Paper 2: Psychopathology, approaches in psychology and research methods..

Entry requirements

Generally, a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grade C, including English and Maths, but applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. To study this course you will need GCSE grade B in English and grade CC in Core and Additional science or grade C in any single Science subject.

Future opportunities

Psychology is a very widely recognised A-Level subject. There are many employment opportunities for people with Psychology qualifications, although to become a practising psychologist in, for example, health, education or industry, usually requires a degree in the subject. Most of our students therefore continue into HE to gain a degree in Medicine/Nursing or Teaching.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.