Psychology at Hillview School for Girls
Psychology is the study of the brain and human behaviour and is therefore directly relevant to every-day life. It focuses on why people behave as they do, for example, what causes anorexia, or why do we dream and why are some people more intelligent than others?
Unit 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology (Social influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology).
Unit 2: Psychology in Context (Approaches in Psychology, Biopsycholoyg and research methods).
Unit 3: Issues and Options in Psychology (Issues and debates in Psychology, Cognition and Development, Schizophrenia and Forensic Psychology).
Academic entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 5 in both English and Maths together with an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.
When applying to do Psychology A level students will require Grade 5 or above in any two of the following courses: GCSE Core Science, Additional Science, Further Additional Science or Triple Award Science.
Psychology provides a useful foundation for any job, as you will always be dealing with people, whatever career you follow. However, it is particularly valuable as a preparation for Teaching, Journalism, Social Work, Law and Medicine. In order to work as a Chartered Psychologist, you will need to gain a degree in Psychology and then undertake further work and study a PhD level.
Links with other courses
Psychology dovetails well with most other A Level subjects, in particular Biology, Sociology, Media, Health Care and Religious Studies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hillview School for Girls directly.