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A Level Psychology at St Peter's Catholic School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. You will enjoy developing your knowledge of the world around you by looking at the following perspectives: social, cognitive, biological and developmental. You will also be carrying out real life experiments allowing you get a feel for what it is like being a psychologist working in the field.

Those who train in psychology can go on to work in a variety of professions such as Forensic, Clinical or Sport and Exercise Psychology. There are approximately 150 universities offering over 1470 different psychology courses. Aside from these formal Psychology qualifications this subject can also be of use in fields such as education, human resources, business, and youth work.

AS Course Outline

Unit 1 - Memory (Cognitive Psychology), Attachment (Developmental Psychology) and Research Methods

Unit 2 - Stress (Biological Psychology), Social Psychology, Psychopathology (Abnormality)

A2 Course Outline

Unit 3 - A variety of topics from including sleep; aggression; relationships and gender (you will study just 3)

Unit 4 - Psychopathology (e.g. schizophrenia & OCD), Psychology in Action (e.g. addiction & media) and Application of the scientific method.

Entry requirements

In order to study AS/A2 psychology we require you to have at least a C grade in Science, Maths and English. Students studying psychology need to be able to work independently, research a topic and be able to discuss your findings within the class. The emphasis is on applying knowledge and understanding and developing the skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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