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Psychology at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

Do you enjoy studying the mind and how it functions? Do you like to research and apply your knowledge to identify solutions and understand processes? Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it functions. You will be able to study and understand different perspectives in psychology as well as some practical applications. Psychology will help you develop your own views and look at the opinions of others and themselves in very specific personal and social problems.

Course content

You will learn about the formation of memories, the impact of childhood experience on behaviour and the causes and treatments of psychological disorders. You will develop an understanding of key theoretical concepts and approaches in psychology building an appreciation for the methods psychologists use when conducting research. You will conduct experiments to find out more about the way people act and interact. You will use your knowledge of key psychological concepts to create and design research, analyse data and describe key theories to produce clear evaluations that incorporate a range of debates.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English Language.


You will be taught in a theoretical and practical setting and assessed via written exam papers.

Future opportunities

Psychology is useful for any job that requires lots of interaction or an understanding of human behaviour and development. People with skills in psychology are sought after in business, management, teaching, research, social work and careers in medicine and healthcare. There are many courses at university that can be studied which can lead into careers such as criminal psychology, educational psychology and psychiatry.

Further information

Opportunities lie to support our pastoral team in the Academy in working with students via our coaching and mentoring programme. OPA6 will also seek to provide you with a work placement in a local business or medical field where psychology is an essential part of their company aims.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September