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Psychology A Level 3 at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

Psychology

AS/A Level

Edexcel GCE Psychology Specification

 

Skills that will be developed:

Psychology will enable you to develop the ability to analyse, interpret and evaluate research evidence, research methods, statistics and theories at a sophisticated, academic level.

Psychology will enable you to construct and evaluate informed verbal and written arguments in a critical, reflective manner. It will enable you to develop effective essay skills for examination assessment. Psychology will also enable you to develop critical thinking skills using clear lines of cogent argument, and these skills are transferable to other disciplines.

 

What will you learn?

Social Psychology: Obedience and Prejudice Research

Cognitive Psychology: Theories of how memory is organised

Biological Psychology: Biological Explanations of Aggression

Learning Theories: Learning Explanations of Phobias

Clinical Psychology: Schizophrenia and Anorexia Nervosa

Child Psychology: Attachment Research and Theories

 

Enrichment:

There will be opportunities to use your psychological insights in for instance, the Debating Society, and General Studies and Critical Thinking as Year 13 options. These will enable you to confidently and competently further develop and use your informed skills of argumentation and reasoning.

 

Entry Requirements:
Candidates should achieve at least a grade 6 in English, Maths and Science.

 

What happens when you have finished?

Psychology is one of the most popular degree courses and, almost every university offers a plethora of psychology degrees from which to choose. It can be studied on its own or combined with other degree courses or it can be studied as a specialism such as Social Psychology or Neuro-Psychology. It can be combined with other social sciences (Sociology, Economics and/or Anthropology) or with the Humanities (Geography, History, Philosophy and/or Religion) or Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics and/or Biology). Psychology is also integrated within many other degrees such as medicine, law, politics, journalism, PPP, PPE and languages. Professional postgraduate degrees can be studied specialising for a career in such as: Occupational, Educational, Forensic, Clinical, Counselling, Sports and Child Psychology.

Entry requirements

Candidates should achieve at least a grade 6 in English, Maths and Science.

Financial information

There will be a charge for trips and visits etc.

Future opportunities

Psychology is one of the most popular degree courses in this country and world-wide and, almost every university offers a plethora of psychology degrees from which to choose. It can be studied on its own or combined or joint with other degree courses or it can be studied as a specialism such as Social Psychology or Neuro-Psychology. It is a sound preparation for many university degree courses which require an ability to think and write coherent, informed arguments for essays, practical write-ups and dissertations. It can be combined with other social sciences (Sociology, Economics and/or Anthropology) or with the Humanities (Geography, History, Philosophy and/or Religion) or Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Physics and/or Biology). Psychology is also integrated within many other degrees such as medicine, law, politics, journalism, PPP and languages. Professional postgraduate degrees can be studied specialising for a career in such as: Occupational, Educational, Forensic, Clinical, Counselling, Sports and Child Psychology.

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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