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A Level Psychology at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

Course description

Psychology is the science of the brain, mind and behaviour; it views human behaviour as the raw data of psychology. Although we cannot observe the mind directly, everything we do, think, feel and say is determined by the functioning of the mind, so psychology uses ‘human behaviour data’ for testing theories about how the mind works. Why is it that some people suffer from stress and mental illness? Why do some people fear snakes yet a few think they are cuddly? Psychology looks at questions like these in the study of the human mind and behaviour. It is a science with cutting edge research that has real world applications to issues in everyday life, ranging from things like artificial intelligence to social change.

Psychology combines well with many other different disciplines, including biology, medicine, linguistics, philosophy, literature, sociology, and media.

Students who take Psychology need a combination of curiosity and scepticism and need to enjoy research.

Course content

1

Introductory Topics in Psychology

2 hour examination

33.3%

2

Psychology in Context

2 hour examination

33.3%

3

Issues and Options in Psychology

2 hour examination

33.3%

 

Entry requirements

Currently at least B grade at GCSE in Maths/Science and English.

 

Future opportunities

Psychology lies at the intersection of many other different disciplines, including biology, medicine, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and artificial intelligence.

Future study and a career in Psychology may be in one of the many wide ranging disciplines that include:

  •  Clinical Psychology
  •  Cognitive Psychology: memory/ intelligence
  •   Developmental Psychology
  •  Evolutionary Psychology
  •  Forensic Psychology
  •  Health Psychology
  •  Neuropsychology
  • Occupational Psychology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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