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A Level Psychology at Devizes School

Course description

Why study Psychology?

Ever wondered why you find certain people attractive but not others? Why good people do bad things? Why you dream at night and what it means? Or whether it really is possible to hypnotise someone or accurately ‘profile’ a serial killer?

Well if you are someone full of similar questions, then psychology is for you. Quite simply it is the fascinating, intriguing and often enlightening study of human thought and behaviour, and we seek to make sense of human nature from four traditional perspectives (biological, cognitive, behavioural and psychodynamic).

But studying humans as a human oneself is no mean feat, and you will also acquire a good grounding in research methodology, ethical issues, and data analysis as you search for accurate ‘proof’ and understanding of both others and yourself.

AS: PY1 Approaches in Psychology

AS: PY2 Core studies and Applied Research Methods

A2: PY3 Research Methods and Issues in Psychology

AS: PY4 Controversies, Topics and Applications

Entry requirements

Grade B in English Language, Science and Maths to enable you to cope successfully with the topics covered and the complexity of research methods/data analysis.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years