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Psychology A Level at Harrow College

Course description

Linear A Level Psychology is the fascinating scientific study of behaviour. You will study how people interact, how we change and develop, how we think, how the nervous system works, how we differ from animals and how we decide what is normal. You will develop your ability to think critically and analytically, further develop both your oral and communication skills and your ability to plan statistically viable experiments.

Course content

You will be taught proactively through lectures, discussions, presentations, classwork and small group work.

2 examinations: 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours duration. Successful completion of the course will lead to a certificate awarded by Edexcel.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and at least 2 grades at A/B. For Science/Additional Science a grade CC or above is required.

The Linear A Level Psychology is a two year programme. To progress to year 2 you will have had to study AS Psychology content in year 1 and gained a minimum of a grade D. You should also have a minimum Mathematics GCSE grade C and English GCSE at grade C.

Assessment

2 examinations: 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours duration. Successful completion of the course will lead to a certificate awarded by Edexcel.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

A level Psychology can open up a range of careers and higher education courses in psychology, social sciences, and neuroscience and media studies. Some of the careers that these courses can lead into are social work, clinical or educational psychology, research, teaching and in the field of media.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

You should expect to provide yourself with all standard stationery, writing materials and folders.

Additional costs:

You may wish to purchase books, which typically amount to approximately £20, optional visit and student conferences.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 March 2016
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