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Psychology A Level at The Green School

Course description

This course will give you the opportunity understand how psychologists explain why people do the things they do.

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychologists study all behaviour including: love, anger, kindness, thinking, breathing, seeing, dreaming, growing up, growing old, and being a parent or a friend.

Psychology is also interested in “experience”, what the experience is like for the individual doing the behaviour. The AQA specifications have been designed to be exciting and challenging. The course includes study of Social influence, Memory, Attachment, Approaches in psychology, Psychopathology, Research methods, Gender, Schizophrenia, Forensic psychology and Aggression.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Additional Science and grade 6 in English Language.

Assessment

A-level Psychology, two-year linear course. Examining board: AQA.

  • Paper 1: Introductory Topics in Psychology 2 hours (33.3%)
  • Paper 2: Psychology In Context 2 hours (33.3%)
  • Paper 3: Issues and Options In Psychology 2 hours (33.3%)

Future opportunities

Psychology is popular and complements other Social Sciences, History and Geography and can be taken wishing to balance a Science or Humanities curriculum with a Social Science. As an A Level subject can lead to countless opportunities such as Human resources, Personnel Management, Health Care and Advertising. Of course, there are many areas of Psychology too, such as Child Psychology, Counselling, Therapy and many more!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 December 2016
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