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Psychology A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

Psychology is the scientific study of people: how they think, how they act, react and interact. Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations behind it. Psychologists and psychological research have a big impact on all aspects of public life, particularly in areas such as education, health, the economy, industry, the media and government. Studying psychology will provide you with a clearer picture into the science of human behaviour and attempts to explain how we behave as we do.

You will learn through supported self-study and a variety of class work and homework tasks. The course will be broken down into units of work and assignments which you will be expected to work through. Great emphasis is placed on the ability to discuss and criticise psychological theories and methods.

Course content

Year 1

  • Unit 1 – Social Influence, Memory, Attachment
  • Unit 2 – Approaches in Psychology, Psychopathology, Research Methods

Year 2

  • Unit 3 – Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology
  • Unit 4 – Approaches in Psychology, Biopsychology, Research Methods
  • Unit 5 – Issues and Debates in Psychology, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Aggression

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language B or better
GCSE Maths C or better
GCSE Science B or better

Future opportunities

A Level Psychology is a respected course incorporating high levels of Science, Maths and Literacy skills and as such can be a step towards almost any Higher Education course where research and literary skills are demanded. Many students choose to study Psychology at a higher level, to further the skills and knowledge gained on their A level course. In addition, many students choose to study or seek employment in related areas, such as health professions like psychiatry and nursing, or in areas like education, marketing or advertising. Any University course or employment sector which relies on people skills and communication and looks at how we interact with others around us will benefit from studying Psychology at A level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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