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Psychology at Calder High School

Course description

AS Psychology introduces you to some of the key areas of modern psychology, such as: social psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology and research methods. At the end of the course there will be two written exams to assess your skills in psychology. There is no coursework.

The topics studied in A2 Psychology include many of the key aspects of modern psychology, such as: social psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, media psychology and research methods. At the end of the course there will be two written exams to assess your skills in psychology. There is no coursework.

 

 

Course content

AS

Unit 1 (50%): Developmental, Cognitive and Research methods

Unit 2 (50%): Physiological, Social, and Individual Differences

A2

Unit 3 (50%): Relationships, Aggression, Cognition and Development

Unit 4 (50%): Psychopathology, Addiction, Research methods

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Mathematics

Grade C or above in English

Grade B or above in Core Science

Future opportunities

Higher Education

Psychology is excellent for further study in most other social science areas e.g. Sociology, Criminology, Social Welfare, Law, Media, Education, Politics & Philosophy, as well as being an excellent subject alongside Biology and Medicine.

Employment

Psychology has many applications such as in Criminology, Police, Law, Probation Services, Medicine, Mass Media, Education, Social Welfare, Psychotherapy, Counselling and Research Projects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Calder High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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