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Psychology AS/A-Level at Rickmansworth School

Course description

This course is endorsed by the British Psychological Society and was developed in line with universities to ensure that students are equipped for the subject in higher education. The course provides the opportunity for students to explore the different approaches in Psychology and use them to explain human behaviour. Students will learn about psychological disorders such as OCD, depression and phobias, and their treatments. The other areas covered are: memory, attachment, social influence, aggression, relationships and stress. Students enjoy these topics as they are applicable to their every-day lives. We teach different research methods and they are a key feature of Psychology and are integrated throughout the course. This involves evaluating research and applying mathematical skills. The course is well suited to those who have an inquiring mind, as reading around the subject is essential.

Entry requirements

B Grade in English Language

B Grade in Maths

B Grade in Additional Science (or Biology

Assessment

AS LEVEL - comprised of two exams:

  • COMPONENT 1 Written Paper 1.5hrs 50% of AS Level mark
  • COMPONENT 2 Written Paper 1.5hrs 50% of AS Level mark

A LEVEL - comprised of three exams:

  • COMPONENT 1 Written Paper 2hrs 33.3% of A Level mark
  • COMPONENT 2 Written Paper 2hrs 33.3% of A Level mark
  • COMPONENT 3 Written Paper 2hrs 33.3% of A Level mark

Future opportunities

Psychology is highly regarded for entry into numerous careers, including those related to Business, Education, Health and Social Justice.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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