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Psychology AS/A Level at The Maelor School

Course description

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. It looks at how we behave and why we behave in the way we do. Psychology at A level includes the study of abnormal behaviour, relationships and forensic psychology as well as examining key psychological studies and research methods. Psychology is an academically demanding subject with a high degree of communication skills needed, both oral and written.
Psychology will develop your evaluative and analytical skills. You will extend your skills of communication and data analysis further. You will also have the opportunity to discuss and debate. The subject is often combined with Maths and Biology for those wanting to study Psychology at university, but it also popular with PE students.
Students may go on to study Psychology at university but the subject is also helpful for those considering careers in teaching (including primary education), childhood studies, occupational therapy, nursing and midwifery, media studies, sports science, speech therapy, sociology and physiotherapy.

Entry requirements

5A*-C at GCSE in at least four different subjects, including English Language and Maths and Core Science (or Merit in BTEC)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September