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Psychology A Level at Ormiston Forge Academy

Course description

Over the course of 2 years you will study various topics within Psychology:

  • Approaches Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Issues and debates
  • Psychopathology
  • Developmental psychology (how children form relationships with their parents)
  • Cognitive psychology (how memory works and why we forget information)
  • Physiological psychology (what happens when we are stressed and how we can treat it)
  • Individual differences (what is ‘normal’ and what causes eating disorders)
  • Social psychology (why we want to be like our friends and why we obey authority figures)
  • Research Methods (how to conduct a good psychology experiment).
  • A-Level looks at a range of additional topics such as sleep, relationships and mental disorders.

This qualification will support candidates working towards a wide range of careers including working with children, different aspects of psychology such as: Clinical psychology, forensic psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology and teaching psychology.

Entry requirements

GCSE grades C and above including Science, English and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Forge Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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