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Psychology A Level at Strode College

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour: how we think, feel and act individually and in groups. A range of biological and psychological theories will be considered, in addition to the famous and ground-breaking research studies which support them. You will also conduct experiments and analyse data to draw conclusions about human behaviour.
 
Psychology will give you a fascinating insight into human behaviour and by the end of the course you will be able to answer questions like: Why do we not say what we really think when we are in a group? If you have witnessed a crime, why might you not be a very good witness? What causes mental disorders and how can we treat them? As the course progresses you will have the opportunity to study areas such as memory, biopsychology, stress and forensic psychology in more depth. You will also carry out a range of psychological research projects.

Course content

On this exciting and thought provoking course you will develop skills in analysis and evaluation which will prepare you for higher education and will be useful for a wide range of careers. Many subjects combine well with Psychology including Biology, Maths, Sociology, Law and Business Studies.

You will have the opportunity to join a range of trips and visits including a residential to London to visit world famous psychologists such as Phillip Zimbardo. We also have a programme of visiting speakers, who are often practising psychologists in a variety of fields. You could also join our Psychology Society if you want to discover more outside of the exam specification and conduct your own research.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* - C or equivalent including English Language and Maths.

Assessment

This course is assessed by written exams.

Future opportunities

Psychology is useful for a wide range of careers particularly those which involve working with people such as medicine, law, social work, teaching, the armed services or the police, as well as business, marketing and advertising.
 
Former students have obtained places at the universities of Oxford, Exeter, Cardiff, University College London and Plymouth University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Strode College directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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