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Psychology (AS Level) at Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes & has developed a variety of explanations. Psychologist attempt to answer questions like: • Why are people willing to electrocute other people? • Why do some people have multiple personalities? • Do compulsive gamblers think differently to occasional gamblers? • Is eye-witness testimony accurate? To answer these questions, psychologists plan carefully constructed studies, collect data and analyse it using a range of statistical methods. Students will develop both research and essay writing skills. Psychology can be studied alongside any other subject and is useful in a variety of professions such as healthcare, social work, business, tourism, police work, the media and teaching.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade A-C, including English and Maths.

Financial information

No cost to full-time students.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as a science or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Psychology, which could lead you onto higher education to study Psychology or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Psychology and people such as a Counsellor, Nurse or Psychologist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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